Puffy Paint Pumpkin Craft

Puffy paint pumpkins are so much fun to make and they look adorable! Pumpkin and Jack O Lantern crafts are always popular with the kids at Halloween and this craft will be no exception. This simple craft uses a DIY puffy paint recipe that can be easily mixed up using just three ingredients.  The puffy effect when it has dried will really impress young children. 

PUFFY PAINT PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS. A fun Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers where they can design their own Jack O Lantern. Uses an easy DIY puffy paint recipe.

Take a look at all our Halloween activities. You will love our Jack O Lantern snacksHalloween Colouring Pages and our colour mixing pumpkins.




You will need:


  • Shaving foam
  • White PVA glue
  • Orange paint
  • Black card
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Card pumpkin shapes

We printed out our pumpkin shapes from our set of Halloween Colouring Pages. You could print these pumpkin shapes out onto card, draw your own pumpkin shapes or use paper plates.



Puffy Paint Pumpkin Craft


To make the puffy paint you need to mix shaving foam, white glue and paint together.  You will need more shaving foam than glue but the measurements don't need to be too exact.  We used about one measure of glue for every two measures of shaving foam. Then we squirted a bit of paint in until we had a colour we were happy with. 


You could prepare the puffy paint in advance, but Daisy (aged 3) loved mixing it up herself. 

PUFFY PAINT PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS. A fun Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers where they can design their own Jack O Lantern. Uses an easy DIY puffy paint recipe.

Spoon the puffy paint onto the pumpkin shapes. Spread it out using the back of a spoon or a paint brush. 

PUFFY PAINT PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS. A fun Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers where they can design their own Jack O Lantern. Uses an easy DIY puffy paint recipe.

Cut out eyes, noses and mouths from black card. Place them onto the puffy paint to design your Jack O Lantern face. Twist a green pipe cleaner around your finger to get a spiral effect and add it to the top of your pumpkin. 


PUFFY PAINT PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS. A fun Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers where they can design their own Jack O Lantern. Uses an easy DIY puffy paint recipe.

Leave the puffy paint to dry for a few hours or over night. Once dry the paint remains puffy!  Daisy (aged 3) said that her pumpkin felt soft and squidgy! 

PUFFY PAINT PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS. A fun Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers where they can design their own Jack O Lantern. Uses an easy DIY puffy paint recipe.

Daisy enjoyed this activity so much that she wanted to make three pumpkins. 

PUFFY PAINT PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS. A fun Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers where they can design their own Jack O Lantern. Uses an easy DIY puffy paint recipe.
You can see in the photograph below how pleased Daisy was with her completed puffy paint pumpkins. 

PUFFY PAINT PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS. A fun Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers where they can design their own Jack O Lantern. Uses an easy DIY puffy paint recipe.




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