Watermelon Puffy Painting

Using shaving foam, paint & flour, this puffy painting technique is so much fun for kids. It also encourages self-expression and creativity, colour recognition and fine motor development. Children will love creating their very own Watermelon painting.

Watermelon Puffy Painting

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

30 minutes + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. First print the watermelon template onto coloured card or draw your own design with pencil.
  2. Mix up a few colours of paint (red, white, and green) in separate bowls using the recipe below: Start with 1 cup plain flour, Add 1 cup of PVA glue, Squirt 1 ½ cup shaving cream into a bowl and mix them all together to create white puffy paint then separate the mixture into bowls and add a generous squirt of paint for each colour.
  3. Then transfer this paint into icing bags or you can use a paintbrush if you prefer.
  4. Snip the corner of the bag and trace the top of the watermelon with green puffy paint.
  5. Then outline the rest with red puffy paint, when you have an outline fill in your watermelon.
  6. Paint a line of white puffy paint on top, between the green and red puffy paint.
  7. Cut out seeds from black card and stick these onto your watermelon.
  8. Allow to dry overnight before moving.
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Top Tip

If your mixture is too runny add more flour.



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