Painted Can Cooler with Puffy Paints

Did you know that you can use puffy paints on foam koozies? Oh, how I love puffy paints! Although I did it slowly, this felt like done in just seconds. I had so much fun working with this beauty and forgot about the time. You can do this anywhere as long as you’re not in a moving vehicle because it’s obviously going to be a mess. Remember though, handmade is not supposed to be perfect. Anyway, let’s get this started.


  • Blank purple foam koozie or any color
  • Puffy paints (neon yellow, neon green, neon orange)

Note: Before you start, make sure to clean up the dust and dirt from the koozie. Shake well the puffy paints before using. It’s easier to apply to something because it dispenses the right amount of paint. Also, feel free to use any colors you prefer.

1. I started at the middle area of the koozie. I draw the top line around it using neon orange. One inch below the first line, I draw the second line.
2. On the top of the neon orange line, I went for another round of neon green, and neon yellow on top of it.
3. I applied the same pattern under the second neon orange line.
4. I used neon yellow and neon green alternately to draw vertical lines inside the space of the neon orange lines.
5. I used neon orange to dot all the blank space inbetween lines. Go with the flow when dotting. Dot horizontally between horizontal lines and dot vertically between vertical lines.

I usually dry the puffy paints 2 hours after the application, but this one, I dried overnight. Because this is my first time using puffy paints on a foam, I decided to be safe than sorry. The result is absolutely amazing. No breakage, no peeling.

Try to relax your muscles when drawing the lines. Stop and relax a little bit if you feel like your arms are becoming stiff. It will create a mess when you force to continue.

I’m loving working with foam koozie. I think I will do more soon and hope you will come back to check it out. Don’t hesitate to leave your comment below. Happy crafting.

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