3 Ingredient DIY Puffy Sidewalk Paint
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Do your kids like to paint?
Try making this easy 3-ingredient DIY puffy sidewalk paint! It’s a perfect project to get the family outdoors and spend some time being creative with your little artists. My kids still love to play with sidewalk chalk and this activity is a fun spin on that!
Painting with squirt bottles is FUN!
We used an easy-to-make mixture of water, flour, and shaving cream. The result was a really nice paint that can be placed in squirt bottles to paint with. I bought my bottles online, but maybe check out a store like Dollar Tree for some. If you prefer, you can instead place paint in small bowls and use brushes to paint with, or even a large muffin tin with different compartments would work nicely.
DIY Puffy Sidewalk Paint
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup shaving cream
- food coloring
- gallon freezer bags
- plastic squirt bottles (I have these)
1. Inside a gallon-sized freezer bag, mix flour and water together so there are no clumps.
2. Add 10 drops of food coloring and 1/2 cup shaving cream. We did not measure, just estimate it. Close baggie and mix well using your hands on the outside of the bag.
3. Cut the end of the bag and pipe mixture into the bottle. Don’t cut the end too large or it will be difficult to get into the bottle.
4. Secure lid and squeeze onto the sidewalk to draw with. Keep some toothpicks nearby in case the squirt bottles get plugged with a clump of flour. (That happened to us, but was easy to fix.)
Hooray for fun DIY sidewalk chalk!
My daughter and nieces really enjoyed this easy and inexpensive activity. It was a pretty day outside, and they painted for a long time.
Will the food coloring in the paint stain my driveway? This did not stain, but we made sure to hose it off with water before it was completely dry, so I recommend doing that just to be safe. You can use also some washable kids craft paint instead of food coloring if desired. I also recommend dressing kids in clothes they wouldn’t mind getting stained as well.