Foam Paint Bottles


Explore a range of fun sensory experiences with colorful and exciting Foam Paint using our special dispensing bottles! Mix up a simple recipe for foam paint to create beautiful sensory art. Engage your early childhood and special needs students. Foam paint looks beautiful and feels luscious to the touch. In addition, it has a great scent!


To make your own foam paint, mix:
1/4 cup dish soap
cold water
liquid watercolor or
food coloring

Note: Adjust the amount to soften or intensify color.
OPTIONAL: tablespoons glycerin (for a
fluffier foam)

The Foam Paint Bottles have special pump dispensing action to give your students an extra
level of sensory exercise. Pour the foam paint recipe into the base and screw on the pump dispenser. As you press the pump, it will squirt out a dollop of colorful foam.


A little goes a long way. To save leftovers, simply twist the nozzle to lock it, then store in a cool dry location for a month or more.Line-03

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Fingerpaint Sensations Alphabet

2014-08-20-FeatureImageIt’s almost time for Back to School! …And that means getting to know new students through their names. In order to spell their names correctly, students will need to begin their literacy lessons. It just so happens that September is filled with various literacy weeks, so this week’s craft is the perfect start to learning some letters through sensory fingerpainting!

Age: 3+

Duration: 15-20 minutes

Learning Objectives: Use fingers to paint. Develop fine motor skills while stimulating tactile senses. Learn letters of the alphabet for Back to School and for literacy lessons.

You’ll Need:

R75415 Finger Paint Sensations Kit

R7512 Fingerpaint “No Mess” Trays

R5519 Paint Bowls

• Paint 

• Mixing spoon

• Card paper

• Pencil


Add a touch of sensory appeal to your students’ literacy lessons with our Fingerpaint Sensations kit! Designed to enhance students’ tactile skills, the fingerpaint kit features 10 safe, special additives that can be combined with paint to turn fingerpainting into a cool experience.

P8190175In the photograph, you can see all 10 additives in labeled bags. Select your favorite colors and mix with different additives to engage your students’ fingerpainting experiences.


Place your card paper onto the paint tray. Write all the letters of the alphabet onto the card paper. I wrote 5 rows of 5 letters each with the last letter ‘Z’ written at the bottom.

P8190184I’ll start with each of the additives. Once again, they are 100% safe for students to use, which is the best part, as kids will love feeling the different textures on their fingers! The 1st additive is called “Fine Grit.” This will make the paint feel gritty to kids’ fingers.

P8190188Mix 1 teaspoon of Fine Grit Additive #1 to a few squirts of paint.

P8190191Show children how to dip their “painting” finger into the textured fingerpaint.

P8190194Locate your first letter and trace the pencil marking with your finger. This is a great way to reinforce the shape of the letter while giving your students a different texture to feel!

P8190197I’ve decided to mix up the colors, so I’m going through them randomly. You can follow one row of letters or make your own combination of colorful, textured letters!

P8190203Additive #2 is known as “Frictionless” which adds small decorative balls to the paint.

P8190209Mix 1 teaspoon of Additive #2 to another color of paint. I’ve added another letter beside each previous letter.

P8190211The next additive is #3. This one is called “Soft.”

P8190215Add more letters to the alphabet poster!

P8190218Additive #4 is called “Slippery.” Remember, you can add more of the additive to the paint to increase the textured effect!

P8190222This one is a little difficult to handle, so choose letters that are simple to fingerpaint.

P8190225Additive #5 is known as “Gooey.” This additive turns the paint sticky and slimy!

P8190228Here I’ve just painted 2 additional letters to make room for the rest!

P8190231Additive #6 is known as “Coarse Grit.”

P8190235Add in a few more letters. We’re almost done!

P8190238Additive #7 is called “Goopy.” The ingredients clump together to make a goopy substance.

P8190241You can see just how goopy it is!

P8190244Additive #8 is known as “Rolly Polly.”

P8190246I’ve added two more letters.

P8190249This next additive is called “Super Grit.”

P8190252I’ve mixed several colors to add more interest to our alphabet poster.

P8190256The last additive, #10, is called “Stringy.”

P8190258I’ve lightened the purple and positioned the stringy additives to make a textured “M.”

P8190259Here’s the final look. Wait for the paint to dry before letting students feel their fingers over the letters. What kinds of textures can they feel on the paper? Let them describe the textures to you while they learn about the letters!

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Craft Spotlight: Fingerpaint Sensations Kit


Our safe-to-use additives provide a pop of sensation to your painting projects! A great way to encourage fine motor play in special needs classrooms. Simply pop in one additive to one color of paint and let the fun begin!

Each additive is packaged separately so you can control how much of each you want to use in your painting. Simply insert the additives into your favorite paints and stir around. It’s a good idea to place each color into separate bowls. Let sit for a bit to help the additives soak into the paint.


The kit includes ten sensational additives: Fine grit, funny fibers, coarse grit, squishy, soft, frictionless, dissolving, roly-poly, stringy and goopy!

The video below demonstrates how these additives work with paint on paper. Try it out for yourself!

Get your students to dip their fingers into the paint and describe the textures they feel. Which textures do they like the best? The video below shows one of our friends Ryan trying out the Fingerpaint Sensations paints for the first time!

Children can paint scenes or pictures of things they like.

_DSC0026To help your students focus on the sensations of the fingerpaint, wrap a bandanna around their eyes so they can’t see their work. Ask them to “feel” their painting. Our Art Campers were talked through their paintings. For instance, we would help them dip their hands into a color of paint and told them to feel the texture and imagine what it could represent in their painting. Once they provided their descriptions, we placed their hands over their painting paper and asked them to draw the the rays of the sun using gritty yellow paint. 


Once that was complete, the students moved on to paint their gooey blue sky. It was great fun to hear their reactions when they put the different elements of the painting together. Despite not being able to see, many students could clearly visualize how they wanted their painting to appear.

_DSC0021It was a good lesson in getting students to focus on their fine motor movements rather than just relying on their vision to create their art pieces.

If you are going for more results-based artwork, try out a project like the one below!

75415 Fingerpaint Sensations_Image Sample1

Here’s an example of something your students can make. Cover various parts of your hands and fingers with different sensational paint colors. Press your hand onto a piece of paper. Add in details later.

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