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Earth Day Puffy Paint Art

This Earth Day Puffy Paint Art is a great activity for preschoolers and early learners.

  • 1 cup glue
  • 1 to 2 cups shaving cream (not gel), depending on how fluffy you want the paint
  • Food coloring (for color), optional
  • Essential oils (for fragrance), optional
  • Glitter (for sparkle), optional
  • Paper plate
  • Map outline, if desired
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together glue and shaving cream until combined. If desired, add food coloring, essential oil, or glitter and stir to distribute.

  2. Trace the map on a paper plate or encourage the children to free-hand the map. Allow your child to paint with paintbrushes, sponges, or cotton swabs. Sprinkle the paint with additional glitter and allow to dry.

  3. Optional: Have additional paper and scissors available for children to add landforms or to label the map. Or, encourage children to decorate their creations with pom-poms, gems, sequins, etc.