We made this puffy paint moon a few months ago and I had a reader email me to tell me that she used the recipe for making cookies. I thought it was an amazing idea and couldn’t wait to do it. When my son’s god parents sent me home from Chicago with this awesome shape cookie set I knew it was time . We made the paper plate cookie craft, played bakery and read the story for a true cookie themed day.
- Gather your materials. You will need some white glue , plain shaving cream, brown paint, a spoon, a bowl, a paper plate, some brown paper, and a circle paper punch or scissors.
- Start by mixing your puffy paint. Put 3/4 cup of shaving cream and 1/4 cup of white glue into a bowl and mix. I let my son explore freely with it. A little too freely- ours ended up on the walls. It washes off easily.
- Add in some brown paint. There is a spoon in there, it’s just under a lot of shaving cream.
- Mix well.
- Glop it on the paper plate, taking your time to feel it in all it’s goopiness.
- While your child is playing / painting the plate cut out some “chocolate chips” from the paper.
- Add them to the cookie, no need for extra glue.
- Let dry.
Shape Sorting Bakery
- Gather your materials. You will need a table or low surface, a tray or pillow case, some play money and a set of cookie shapes. We are using a toy set of cookies but tracing cookie cutter shapes and cutting them out would be an easy alternative.
- Play! I had my son sort the cookies first, then we set the prices and with the play money I bought cookies. We had so much fun our bakery is still set up in the playroom.
I love the puffy paint recipe and can't wait to try it with the kids here. Thank You.
I love the Puffy Paint idea! Fun and messy, my favorite!
It's fun, my son was showing off for his grandma who was here and acting up. The floor, the chair and the walls got a good helping of it. So it was REALLY fun and messy this time.
this will be a fun messy project!
Shaving cream projects are great for kids with sensory issues too! I love these things instead of just playing in it doing something creative at the same time
Another wonderful craft! I plan to use this craft for a holiday storytime in December. Holiday cookies anyone? Thanks for all your great ideas Allie!
Tara Rison says
I love the cookie bakery idea. My 2 youngest would, too! So cute!
love it! she had it all over her arms and our circles got lost in the puffy paint so I pulled out real chocolate chips! yum!
Where's The Aspirin? says
Great idea! We loved the puffy moon project. We made the puffy cookies today. The kids loved it. Thanks for the idea.
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Andrea (ace1028) says
Too cute! I kept seeing this in my follow list and didn't get to check in and really read it. LOVE the puffy cookie!
The Greevers Posse says
My question for ya is, "how did you get your magna doodle toy mounted on the wall?".
Another great idea!
I love your puffy paint cookies. We did this today. My boys acted afraid to get their hands messy though – good grief! I did blog about our experience and gave you kudos (put links to your blog and this post!) Thanks for posting this fun idea!
Touich Up Paint system says
Great post. I’ve been looking for this exact information for a while now. Bookmarked!
Caroline @LearningParade says
Oh we just can’t wait to try puffy paint! And it is so easy!!! Thank you so much!!!
.-= Caroline @LearningParade´s last blog ..Work for Sesame Street =-.
I’ve been using so many of your crafts and projects and books with my toddler; he loves this puffy paint activity; at first, he didn’t know whether to immerse his hand in it or not; he kept looking at me like, “Should I?” LOL He has had so much fun with this. Thank you for all of your ideas….they have blessed our homeschool time so very much.
hi there! can i ask which brand is ur shape cookie set. thx for sharing these great ideas with us…
hi there! can i ask which brand is ur shape cookie set. thx for sharing these great ideas with usâ€¦
Here ! We love them , used them for so many things for a few years now. Goodie Games – Cookie Shapes
Since the puffy paint has glue in it, how hard is it to wash out of the bowl and off the mixing spoons and paint brushes? I don’t want to learn the hard way that disposable was the way to go.
Allison McDonald says
I have never had a problem with it at all, washes out easily!