Sidewalk Foam Paint

This is a fun project for some play time outside with the kiddos. A lot of the supplies you need can be found around the house. This sidewalk foam paint is super fun to play with. It’s a little fancier than chalk, but still washable and easy to clean up with a little soap and water.

You will need:

  • 1 gallon plastic zipper bag
  • 1 cup white flour
  • Two 4 oz. bottles of washable school glue
  • 4-5 cups plain white shaving foam
  • Sandwich-sized plastic zipper bags. You will need one for every color you want to make. This recipe will fill about 4 sandwich bags.
  • Food coloring drops
  • Scissors

How to:

  1. Add the flour to your gallon size plastic zipper bag.
  2. Pour both bottles of washable school glue on top of the flour.
  3. Spray about 4-5 cups of shaving foam into the bag. It may be easier to eyeball it than measure it with a measuring cup. This isn’t a science experiment, so don’t stress too much about being exact.
  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 drops of your desired food coloring to each bag. You can make the color as saturated or pastel as you like. Let the kids help you pick.
  7. Knead each smaller bag until color is throughout all the bag.
  8. Snip off a tiny corner of each sandwich bag with scissors so the kids can squeeze and write or draw with the foam paint. You can always cut a bigger hole if needed, so start small.

Have fun on the sidewalk, driveway, or even paper if you want!