How to make Sidewalk Puffy Paint that’s extremely puffy, colorful, and perfect for outside art with the kids!
We love turning our driveway into a canvass with new art activities like this homemade sidewalk puffy paint or last years Chalk Bomb Paint. This recipe only has 2 ingredients so it’s super easy to make, and I LOVE how PUFFY it is turns out. It is the best sidewalk puffy paint recipe around if you ask me… :), but don’t take my word for it, check out the video and pictures below. Once the puffy paint is dry and the kids are done admiring their artwork it easily washes off with water, returning the driveway back into a boring piece of concrete until the next time the kids decide to paint it again.
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Homemade Sidewalk Puffy Paint
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- Barbasol 10 Ounce Shaving Cream-affiliate link
- 1 Cup flour per batch
- Liquid Food Coloring-Affiliate link (We love this set because it comes with pink, purple, and neon green too!)
- Large bowl
- Pastry Bags-affiliate link or plastic bags
- Icing Tips-affiliate link
Make a batch with us as you watch our video tutorial or continue below to the directions.
Squirt a whole can of Barbasol 10 Ounce Shaving Cream-affiliate link into a large bowl.
Add 1 cup of flour and stir.
If you are making more than one color, divide the mixture into separate bowls, add the food coloring, and stir.
Cut off the tip of your Pastry Bags-affiliate link, insert an icing top, and fill the bag with the sidewalk puffy paint. We used our largest Icing Tips-affiliate link, but any of them should work because the mixture is soft. If you don’t have pastry bags you can put the sidewalk puffy paint into bags and cut off one of the corners so it will squirt out just the same as a pastry bag.
Now comes the fun part, let kids decorate the sidewalks as they please. Have them squeeze the top of the bag to keep the sidewalk puffy paint inside the pastry bag. As they squeeze the paint should come out the end, just like frosting. We used different frosting tips to create different looks.
Once the kids were done painting we left their artwork to dry. When they touched it, the paint smashed down a bit and then turned to powder. We washed it off with the hose and got ready to paint again.