Puffy Paint Earth Day Craft

easy earth day craft for kids

My plan was to make Saturn and start teaching my son about space but he asked if he could make planet Earth so I grabbed the shaving cream and this easy Earth Day craft is what we ended up making. What a hit! It’s so simple even young toddlers ( provided they are past the eating everything stage) could do this with minimal adult help. Saturn will get made sometime soon , he had so much fun making our planet and we still got to talk and learn about space.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some shaving cream, white glue, green paint,scissors, a marker, blue paper, a spoon, and container or bowl.
  2. Start by mixing your paint. You will need 3 parts shaving cream to 1 part white glue, and green paint . Use as much green paint as you need to get the color you want.
  3. While they mix it up, draw a circle on your blue paper.
  4. Paint. It might get messy but it will definitely be fun! 
  5. My son preferred to scoop the paint on to his hand and slap it down. 
  6. While the paint was drying my son used the extra paint to make another painting !
  7. Let dry and cut out. The paint will dry puffy !

Books About Space !


  1. admin says

    The paint makes it a little less puffy FYI so don’t add too too much , just enough for the color you want !

  2. says

    LOVED This!!! And my 2 year old preschoolers did too! They liked painting & I loved the result! :) I cut out their Earth & glued it on another paper…added God made the Earth. Genesis 1:1 & Happy Earth Day! I wish I’d taken pictures of the artists with their artwork!

  3. Sue says

    Did a puffy paint project with my PreK class today – they absolutely loved it!!! Oh, it was messy, but so much fun! My assistant will probably kill me but I think I will have to make the Earth next week for the letter E!

  4. says

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:


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  5. says

    I love the result of this activity! I am even planning to use same materials except for the blue paper to create something about nature…Will use the shaving cream as clouds!


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