DIY Puffy Paint Popsicles

School will be out in two weeks and I’m so ready for summer break!! To celebrate the warmer weather we made Popsicles with the students. Not the delicious edible frozen treat, but with homemade puff paint.


In the afternoons, we always do a read aloud book and craft. This weeks theme has been summertime. The project is quick to make and fun for the kiddos. Give it a try!


  • Cardstock (white)
  • Large popsicle sticks
  • School glue
  • Paint (kid safe)
  • Shaving cream
  • Newsprint or kraft paper to keep workspace clean.
  • Paper bowls



1. Cut Popsicle shapes out of cardstock.

2. Add a few squirts of paint to the paper bowls.

3. Add equal parts shaving cream and school glue to the paint. Give it a stir until evening mixed.


4. Glue the Popsicle stick onto the back of the cardstock.

5. Paint the cardstock Popsicle in the color of your choice. We painted with the wooden sticks since they could easily be tossed. Easy clean up is essential in my classroom.


The paint dries with a nice texture kinda like puffy paint. These Popsicles look almost good enough to eat! I think real frozen treats are on the agenda in the next few days.


Thanks for reading! xo

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