Learn how to make puffy sidewalk paint with shaving cream, food coloring, and school glue! No chalk or flour needed.
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This 3 ingredient puffy sidewalk paint is sure to keep your kids entertained all afternoon long. I’m not going to lie y’all. This was a pain to make. It’s messy and just.. not enjoyable.
But, you know what? Seeing my kids play with it was more than worth it. Even knowing how messy it was to make, I know I will be making it at least every month from here on out!
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How to Make Puffy Sidewalk Paint
- You’ll want to buy 1 or 2 cans of shaving cream. Make sure they’re the good old school kind, like Barbasol, not the gel kind.
- Most “recipes” online call for white school glue specifically, but I actually used clear school glue, because I had so much of it leftover from making slime. It came out just fine! So white school glue, or clear school glue, it doesn’t matter.
- I recommend making this at night for 2 reasons: 1) Your kids are going to TRIP if they see you putting this together and 2) The color intensifies overnight!
- This activity is not taste-safe. Don’t let the pictures of my baby playing with this fool you. I trusted her to not put it in her mouth, and she’s also very tiny for her age.
How to Make Puffy Sidewalk Paint:
- First of all, measuring is not necessary with my recipe. The glue is pretty much just holding the shaving cream together and keeping it puffy. The ratio is about 1:1 of school glue and shaving cream, but you can use a little less glue if you want.
- In separate bowls, batches, or Ziploc bags, add shaving cream and food coloring, and fold the school glue in. You want the shaving cream to hold it’s “shape,” so don’t be too rough.
- Transfer the colored puffy paint into squeeze bottles using Ziploc bags! You can cut the corner for an easier time. However, it can still be pretty messy. You can also just provide your child with paint brushes with the puffy paint in small bowls.
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