We’ve been told this is the best “formula” for sidewalk puffy paint! Here’s an actual review from a kid-tested reader, “Others I’ve tried have been too liquidy and lost their shape and would expand too much.” She also said the homemade paint was perfect for detailed pictures and it washes off the driveway or sidewalk just fine too. Of course, I couldn’t agree more about our formula! You have to add making sidewalk paint to your list of things to do this season.

HOW TO MAKE PUFFY SIDEWALK PAINT

SIDEWALK PAINT DIY

Get creative with homemade sidewalk paint the kids will love to mix up with you. Try this fun and easy alternative to the usual sidewalk chalk paint.  From a glow in the dark moon to shivery snow puffy paint, we have tonnes of fun ideas for puffy paint.

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Find out how to make your own puffy sidewalk paint below with our easy sidewalk paint recipe with flour.  Only a few simple ingredients are needed for super fun DIY sidewalk paint that’s easy to clean up. Let’s get started!

PUFFY SIDEWALK PAINT RECIPE

YOU WILL NEED:

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

HOW TO MAKE SIDEWALK PAINT

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

STEP 2. Add 10 or more drops of food coloring, remembering that the colors will be fainter once the paint is mixed completely. Stir to combine.

STEP 3. Fold in 2 cups of shaving cream until the color is even.  Mix gently to keep your paint nice and fluffy.  

STEP 4. Transfer half of the paint to a plastic bag with the corner clipped. Squeeze the bag into a squirt bottle.

You can make TWO colors from each batch as follows:

Red and purpleMake 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.

Now to have fun with your colorful puffy sidewalk paint.  What will you paint first?

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Puffy Sidewalk Paint Recipe

Learn how to easily make the best puffy sidewalk paint ever!

  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 6-8 Cups Foam Shaving Cream (Such as Barbasol or similar brand)
  • Food Coloring (Red, yellow, and blue)
  • 6 Squirt Bottles
  1. Stir together 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water until smooth.

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

  3. Fold in 2 cups of shaving cream until the color is even.  Mix gently to keep your paint nice and fluffy.  

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

  5. Have fun!

You can make TWO colors from each batch as follows:

Red and purpleMake 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.