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DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint : How to make Sidewalk foam paint

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This fun Sidewalk Foam Paint is a great way to get the kids outside and creative. They’re going to love the sunshine and being able to show off some of their fun artwork to the neighbors walking by.  This fun and easy to tutorial will teach you how to make sidewalk foam paint. 

Sidewalk Foam Paint

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We’re always looking for fun things to do and this sidewalk foam paint recipe is a super simple one that can easily be whipped up. When the sun is shining, the kids just want to be outdoors playing anyway so why not give them their art lessons outdoors for the day? 

Once you discover that you can easily make outdoor paint, the sky’s the limit! Next, who knows what you’ll be creating for the kids to enjoy! And since this is such a fun and simple recipe to make, let the kids be the ones to help make it! You can easily turn the whole process into a learning experience as well so that they feel empowered to make their own batch next time. 

This fun activity will have the kids scrambling to get outside as fast as they can. Pair this up with these 40 Creative Nature Crafts For Kids and you can literally plan on spending your whole day enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature. 

What you’ll need to make Sidewalk Foam Paint 

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups of water
  • 6 to 8 cups shaving cream (like Barbasol)
  • Food coloring: red, yellow, blue
  • 6 squirt bottles

How to Make Sidewalk Foam Paint

Stir together 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water until smooth. 

Add 10 or more drops of food coloring, remembering that the colors will be fainter once the paint is mixed completely. Stir to combine.

Fold in 2 cups of shaving cream until the color is even.

sidewalk foam paint recipe

Transfer half of the paint to a plastic bag with the corner clipped. Squeeze the bag into a squirt bottle.

Have fun with this sidewalk foam because you can make TWO colors from each batch!

Red and purple – Make the red first. Transfer half of the paint to a squirt bottle. With the remaining paint, add blue food coloring until you reach the desired shade of purple. If the paint has gotten flat, add an additional cup of shaving cream before transferring to the squirt bottle.

Yellow and orange – Make the yellow first. Transfer half of the paint to a squirt bottle. With the remaining paint, add red food coloring until you reach the desired shade of orange. If the paint has gotten flat, add an additional cup of shaving cream before transferring to the squirt bottle.

Blue and green – Make the blue first. Transfer half of the paint to a squirt bottle. With the remaining paint, add yellow food coloring until you reach the desired shade of green. If the paint has gotten flat, add an additional cup of shaving cream before transferring to the squirt bottle.

Make sure to share and pin this fun tutorial below. 

Diy sidewalk foam paint

This is such a fun activity that the kids are going to love. Who knows, you may just want to join in on the fun as well! 

Like this outdoor activity? Check out these fun 40 Screen-Free Activities for Kids + Printable!

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  • Reply Linda Linneman

    This is a great idea for our children to use their imaginations. My grandchildren will love this. Thank you so much for sharing this

    April 29, 2020 at 12:28 pm
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    My grand kids would have a blast with this stuff.

    April 25, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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