Colored White Glue

Make your own puffy paint or 3D paint by mixing some poster paint or acrylic paint with white glue. This 3D paint has a shiny, rubbery and raised appearance when dry.
Colored white glue


  • White glue or PVA glue
  • Poster paint or acrylic paint
  • Mixing containers
  • Spoons
  • Squeeze bottles


Step 1a Colored White Glue 1. Identify how many colors of puffy paint you want to make. Prepare the same number of small bottles of white glue.
Step 1b Colored White Glue If you have a big bottle of white glue, transfer directly into smaller squeeze bottles.
Step 2 Colored White Glue 2. Add a small amount of poster paint or acrylic paint into each glue bottle or squeeze bottle.

If you want to make a stiff puffy paint for decorating glass, CD's or plastic surfaces, mix 2 parts white glue with 1 part acyrlic paint.
Step 3 Colored White Glue 3. Mix until uniform in color. Use a small spoon or a stick to mix the color inside the glue bottles. Add more poster paint if you want to increase color intensity.
Step 4 Colored White Glue 4. Screw the cap on each bottle tightly.