DIY Puffy Paint Craft

Posted on Apr 25 2016 – 10:38am
by Rudy

DIY Puffy Paint Craft

We love using puffy paint in our crafts. It’s one of our favorite things to add when crafting. Since puffy paint comes up a lot, we have gotten several requests to make a puffy paint alternative. So, in this video we show you several different ways to make puffy paint, and you can choose which one you like best.

Materials Needed:

  • Empty Squirt Bottles
  • White Glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Shaving Cream
  • Acrylic Paint


  • If you don’t want to buy empty bottles, look around the house. You might be surprised at some of the things you can use. A ketchup bottle, empty glue bottle, recycled puffy paint bottles, etc.
  • Around back to school season there are really great deals on school glue. You can get them as low as a penny! My stock up price is a quarter per bottle (or less) and I get as many as I can because we use a lot of glue!

Watch and tell us your favorite DIY Puffy Paint option!

DIY Puffy Paint Craft was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Crystal
    June 4, 2016 at 5:13 pm –

    Can you try doning some amercan girl shoes

    May 2, 2016 at 7:39 am –

    you should use number one for a laffy taffy because laffy taffys are all bubbly! Please make a laffy taffy for american girl dolls!

  3. Sara
    May 2, 2016 at 4:01 am –

    Thank You So Much For Posting This Video! I Love To Use Puffy Paint But Never Have It! I Think I Like Number 2 Best But I Don’t Have Pod Modge So I Will Probably Make Number 3!

  4. Emily
    May 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm –

    AWESOME!!!!!!!! I liked puffy paint #2 the best.

  5. Haley
    April 28, 2016 at 12:05 pm –

    can you make a rubiks cube?

  6. Awesome AG
    April 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm –

    can u please make a mini rubik’s cube for the dolls? That would be so cool!

  7. AGisawsome!
    April 26, 2016 at 11:43 am –

    how did you make AG doll Mal?

  8. Awesome AG
    April 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm –

    Thx so much for making DIY Puffy Paint. this will be so helpful because I don’t have puffy paint at home and since I have mod podge and paint, I can make puffy paint. Also, for me #2 is the best out of the three.

  9. grace
    April 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm –

    definitely number #2 it doesnt have bubbles its smooth and theres no line marks like the other ones. thanks rudy!

  10. Julia.H
    April 25, 2016 at 2:21 pm –


  11. C.
    April 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm –

    Thank you for this! Can’t wait to watch it!

  12. Sarah
    April 25, 2016 at 11:59 am –


  13. sharon
    April 25, 2016 at 11:08 am –

    I like the Mod Podge #2 . I am thinking that it might be as/more expensive than puffy paint when you consider the cost of Mod Podge. My second favorite would be #3 reg school glue, definitely more affordable.

    • Rudy
      April 26, 2016 at 8:08 am –

      I agree #3 is the least expensive option! Some people can’t get puffy paint but they can get Mod Podge! So I wanted to show it for those people who don’t have access to Puffy Paint where they are.

  14. Julia M. H.
    April 25, 2016 at 10:51 am –

    I like #2 the Mod Podge one. Thanks!