Puff Paint Birthday Cake Craft and Activities

This fun and sensorial craft activity results in beautiful puff paint birthday cakes that can be used for a variety of sorting and graphing activities as well as a beautiful bulletin board.

Puff Paint Birthday Cakes

What you need:

Cut-out Letters
White construction paper in circles and rectangles
Construction paper in different colors
Hole Punch
Shaving cream
Paint or Food Coloring
Paper plates
Small Baggies
Doilies (Circular and Rectangular)

What you do:

Cut-out and store the letters for each name in baggies, one per child. Let children punch colorful dots from construction paper using the hole punch. Store the dots until needed.

Preschool Activities: 
Preschool Activities: 

Make puff paint by placing equal amounts of shaving cream and glue on paper plates (i.e. ½ cup shaving cream + ½ cup glue). Add drops of paint or food coloring to each plate and mix well.


Preschool Activities: 
Preschool Activities: 

Give each child a sheet of white paper in either or a circular or rectangular shape, depending on their individual preferences. Have children brush the "icing" onto their papers, pretending as though they are frosting birthday cakes.

Preschool Activities: 

Have children add colorful paper dots (sprinkles) to the tops of their "frosted cakes."

Preschool Activities: 

Then, have children spell their names on top of their cakes using the letters in their baggies.

Preschool Activities: 
Preschool Activities: 

Once cakes are dry, trim the edges with pattern-edged scissors. Let children glue their finished cakes to doilies in the shapes that match the shapes of their cakes.

Sort and Graph Puff Paint Birthday Cakes

Preschool Activities: 

Children can sort and graph the completed cakes by

  • Color
  • Shape
  • Beginning letter of name
  • Number of letters in names

Transfer the cakes to a bulletin board based on the children’s favorite graph or sorting activity. Or the cakes can be arranged on a bulletin board according to birthday month or age.


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