If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids this Puffy Sidewalk Paint is a TON of fun! With household items, you can make a kid-safe sidewalk paint that will have the kids playing for hours! My kids love this sidewalk paint!
DIY Puffy Sidewalk Paint
This puffy sidewalk paint is a fun spin on the traditional coloring with sidewalk chalk that kids love, but even more fun! You probably already have all of the ingredients to make this DIY sidewalk paint already in your pantry! One big tip is that you rise off the paint right after they are done so it doesn’t stain but the sun will bleach it off if it is left on.
This quick and easy sidewalk paint has just 4 ingredients and takes about 5 minutes max to make. It is fantastic for when you are looking for something quick, easy, and fun to do with the kids!
When getting crafty with this diy sidewalk paint it squirts out easily and then turns puffy when it hits the concrete. Kids can easily draw pictures or write words with this fun DIY sidewalk chalk paint.
If the kids are stuck inside because of it being cold or rainy, be sure to check out homemade puffy paint! This paint is awesome for painting on paper indoors! It is puffy and fun as the outside paint, but perfect for painting on paper!
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My kids had a blast creating splatter art pieces on the sidewalks with this sidewalk chalk. The fun thing about this DIY outdoor chalk paint is that when the kids squirt it to draw with it, it stays puffy. Kids can easily draw or write with this liquid chalk paint and it looks so cool on the sidewalk or driveway!
Once you make this fun sidewalk chalk paint, you won’t want to buy the store-bought sidewalk chalk again! This homemade sidewalk chalk is an awesome outdoor activity, that is so much more fun to play with than the traditional sidewalk chalk!
How to Color DIY Sidewalk Paint
When making homemade sidewalk paint you can use food coloring or washable paint.
It is really simple to make this homemade sidewalk chalk in any color that you want it to be! So you can let the kids be creative in making the colors they want to have. We have made this recipe to make one bottle of sidewalk paint, so you will want to double, triple this recipe if you are wanting to have a lot of different colored sidewalk paint.
Once you have made the paint, just add a few drops of washable paint or food coloring to your mixture.
How do you Make Puffy Sidewalk Chalk Paint?
It is SUPER easy to make homemade puffy side walk paint. All you need is a few household ingredients and some squirt bottles. Mix it all together and then you have fun outside paint for the kids to have fun with.
How to wash off DIY Sidewalk Paint
If you are going to let it dry after the kids are done painting with sidewalk chalk, then I suggest using the washable paint as it is easier to clean then using food coloring. If you are going to wash it soon after having the kids color with it then use the food coloring.
To clean the paint off your driveway or sidewalk, just grab the garden hose and spray they artwork off. SUPER Easy! The kids also like to be the ones to clean off the driveway, because they then squirt each other with the hose.
How long does Homemade Sidewalk paint last?
This sidewalk chalk paint needs to be used the day that it is made. It will not keep in the plastic bottle. The flour and liquid will separate and cause a mess.
Supplies for Puffy Sidewalk Paint
- 16 oz squeezable bottles
- large mixing bowl
- rubber spatula
Sidewalk Chalk Paint Ingredients
You will need these ingredients for EACH color you want to make.
- dish soap – just about any dish soap will work.
- food coloring or washable paint
How to Make Puffy Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Follow the steps to make side walk puffy paint below, this recipe will make enough puffy paint for 1 bottle.
If you want to have more then one bottle and color of sidewalk chalk paint, then just double or triple the recipe and then split it into the bottles before adding the colors. Or If you can each color in a different bowl or one at a time and pour into the bottles and then make the next color.
In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour and water until there are no lumps.
Stir in the dish soap to the flour mixture.
Add food coloring of your choice of color until the desired color is achieved.
Pour the mixture into your squeeze bottle.
Give the kids their new sidewalk paint and let them have fun!
Use up the paint on the same day you make it, this recipe doesn’t save well… it will pop if you leave it closed.
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Sidewalk Chalk Paint
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon dish soap – just about any dish soap will work.
- 5-10 drops food coloring or washable paint
- In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour and water until there are no lumps.
- Stir in the dish soap to the flour mixture.
- Add food coloring of your choice of color until the desired color is achieved.
- Pour the mixture into your squeeze bottle.
- Give the kids their new sidewalk paint and let them have fun!
- Use up the paint on the same day you make it, this recipe doesn’t save well… it will explode if you leave it closed.
- If you are going to let it dry after the kids are done painting with sidewalk chalk, then I suggest using the washable paint as it is easier to clean then using food coloring. If you are going to wash it soon after having the kids color with it then use the food coloring.To clean the paint off your driveway or sidewalk, just grab the garden hose and spray they artwork off. If you let it dry it will be harder to remove and it might stain but the sun will remove any color left behind with time.
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Comments & Reviews
Carla WIlburn says
Just another selling point, these will help some kiddos that need more hand strength. My son is in Occupational therapy and they are always looking for ways to strengthen his hands. Thanks!!
This recipe is great and so much fun! It definitely does last on the driveway for awhile but eventually comes off after a few rounds of rain.
Betty colley says
I love the look of this, think I’m gonna make it for myself! 😂