DIY Sidewalk Paint

posted by Jennie James -

Photo: Getty/sunstock

Ok, it's a little hot to be out on the sidewalk, BUT if your kids get up early, it's not too hot to use sidewalk chalk.  And here are two different and fun ones to try.

 DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint

Supplies:

  • Two 4 oz. bottles of WASHABLE school glue
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 4-5 cups plain white shaving foam
  • food coloring drops
  • 1 gallon plastic zipper bag
  • sandwich-sized plastic zipper bags – 1 per food coloring
  • scissors
  • Optional: plastic squirt bottles (such as used for tie dyeing)

1. In a gallon-size plastic zipper bag add 1 cup of flour.

2. Pour both bottles of washable school glue on top of the flour. Make sure it’s washable for easy clean up! 

3. Spray about 4-5 cups of shaving foam into the bag.  Eyeball it since it's impossible to get out of the measuring cup.

4. Close the bag and knead it for a few minutes until everything is totally mixed.

5. Snip one corner of the big bag and squirt into sandwich-sized plastic zipper bags to divide it up per color. 

6. Add 10 drops of one food coloring to each bag. 

7. Knead each smaller bag until color is throughout all the bag.

8. Snip off the edge and squirt it into plastic squirt bottles. Or you  can be frugal and just paint with the zipper bags.  If you keep it in  the bags, just snip off a tiny corner, so it doesn’t come out too heavy.

(As an added bonus, it easily washes off the sidewalk or driveway with water.)

DIY Sidewalk Fizzy Foam Paint

Supplies:

  • 1 box baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • about 1 1/2 cups of shaving foam
  • food coloring drops
  • squirt bottles
  • white vinegar
  • spray bottle

1. Mix together the baking soda and water.

2. Add the shaving foam.

3. Divide the fizzy foam paint into five small cups or dishes (We used Solo cups).

4. Add 7 drops of food coloring per cup (We used the neon food coloring drops).

5. Using a funnel transfer the colored paint to each bottle.

6. Fill a small spray bottle with white vinegar.

7. Head outside!

The Tip Toe Fairy has some great DIY stuff that you can do with (or without) kids. 

CLICK HERE to get more!


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