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Homemade Puffy Paint with Sparkle Sand

Make gritty puffy paint with a wonderful sandy texture for your next kids art project. Perfect art activity for the summer!

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We are at it again with a nice summery art activity with a sandy texture. After playing with scented edible “sand” and scented edible “sand dough” we continued with the sand theme, except this time we used the real stuff. The resulting homemade puffy paint turned out super fantastic. We have tried the basic puffy paint recipe many times over with great success. Our favorite was the fall tree puffy paint art and our Halloween puffy paint art project. We have also loved the simpler shaving cream puffy paint.

This time however we added lots of sparkles.

homemade paint with sand for summer

The gritty sparkle sand paint was absolutely gorgeous.

mixing homemade paints for kids

Fairly easy to make a batch too.

mixing homemade paints for kids

You will see below that this step was totally unnecessary. Although my child loved digging through the paint and helped it push through the funnel faster. Faster into the squeeze bottles.

gritty sandy puffy paint for summer

Can you “see” the wonderful texture of this sparkle sandy paint? If you happen to do this art project during a sunny afternoon, you will be in for a treat. The sand and the glitter will shine like diamonds.

homemade paint with a wonderful sandy texture

Since the puffy paint had a lot more texture, it wouldn’t flow the bottles. So I would not put these homemade puffy paint into bottles.

painting with sandy puffy paint

Instead just spread the paint using a spoon on cardboard and use a cotton bud to spread it further.

homemade sandy puffy paint recipe

The microwaved puffy paint art just looks stunning! Sparkly, sandy and