Make a batch of puffy paint to frost and make a CUTE and EASY doughnut craft with your kids.
We turned an old CD into an adorable doughnut craft with homemade puffy paint frosting. Check out the easy recipe that uses shaving cream and paint. Then get crafting with your kids to make doughnuts that look good enough to eat!
Since doughnuts come in sooo many yummy flavors with different colored frosting and sprinkles, your kiddos will have so much fun coming up with different flavor and color combos. You can make a dozen doughnuts in no time!
If you don’t have CD’s laying around you can also cut out paper, cardboard, or cereal boxes in the shape of a circle, then cut out a circle in the center…now you are ready to make a doughnut.
Acrylic paint (Brown, and other colors)
If you wanted, you could skip the puffy paint and just use acrylic paint.
1. Paint the CD brown and set it aside to dry. We didn’t have brown paint so I used red, green, and yellow to make a doughnut color. Our CD’s had designs on the front of them so we painted the shiny side.
2. When ready to paint the doughnut, mix 1 part glue to 1 part shaving cream to make the puffy paint. Divide the puffy paint and mix in acrylic paint to add color for the frosting. Paint it onto the doughnut, making sure to leave some of the edge brown (so you can tell it is a doughnut), and try to really glop it on if you want it to dry puffy. My daughter spread the puffy paint around like regular paint so it didn’t dry puffy…(still turned out super cute though :).
3. Sprinkle glitter on top and use the paintbrush to paint sprinkles on.
The kids love feeding their doughnuts to all their toys or pretending to take a bite for themselves 🙂
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(Originally Posted 6/2015, updated 7/2023)