Puffy Christmas Tree Kids Activity



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These Puffy Christmas Trees are lots of fun to make and smell just like Christmas!  The first thing you will need for this activity is Christmas Puffy Paint!

Christmas Puffy Paint Recipe

  • Shaving cream 
  • School glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Pine essential oil, peppermint extract, or another favorite holiday scent
  • Glitter (optional)


Other materials needed for this activity:

  • Construction paper
  • Foam shapes or similar items to decorate the tree
Mix one part shaving cream and one part school glue together in a bowl along with a few drops of green food coloring.  I didn't measure.  I just estimated.  Then add the holiday scent of your choice and glitter if desired. 
Christmas Puffy Paint recipe

Time to paint!

Puffy paint kids activity

You can paint Christmas trees right on the construction paper.  Rosie isn't quite that skilled yet so I cut Christmas trees out of construction paper for her to paint and decorate.

Puffy paint kids activity

Once she was done painting she embellished her trees with glitter and fun Christmas foam shapes 

Puffy paint kids activity

Once dry I used a little extra paint to glue Rosie's Christmas trees on another piece of paper so we could display them in our home.

Puffy paint kids activity

I couldn't resist making one myself and made it right on the piece of construction paper

Christmas Tree Kids Activity

We used snowflakes for stars and I used a brown piece of craft foam for the stump of my tree.  Puffy paint has such a cool texture once it dries, giving you bumpy trees to touch, smell, and enjoy!

This paint can be used for lots of other art activities, too!  Make Christmas wreaths or add peppermint extract and red food coloring to make puffy candy canes.  There are endless ways you can slightly modify the activity above to produce all sorts of fabulous art! 

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