Sidewalk Foam Paint

Playing with chalk on a beautiful day outside is fun, but have you ever played with foam paint? Summer fun is getting kicked up a notch. Did we mention it’s even fun to clean up afterwards?

What you’ll need:

  • Two 4 oz. bottles of washable school glue
  • 1 cup of white flour
  • 4-5 cups of plain white shaving foam
  • Food coloring
  • 1-gallon plastic zipper bag
  • Sandwich-sized plastic zipper bags (1 per color)
  • Scissors
  • Plastic squirt bottles (optional)


  1. Add a cup of flour to the gallon-size plastic bag.
  2. Pour both bottles of washable school glue into the bag with the flour.
  3. Mix the glue and flour up somewhat so the flour doesn’t get stuck in the corners.
  4. Spray approximately 4-5 cups worth of shaving foam into the bag.
  5. Close the bag and knead it for a few minutes so everything is thoroughly mixed together.
  6. Snip a corner of the gallon-size plastic bag and squirt into sandwich-sized plastic zipper bags to divide up the colors. The number of different colors you want is how many sandwich bags you will need.
  7. Add 10 drops of food coloring to each bag.
  8. Kneed each smaller bag so the coloring is mixed throughout.
  9. Snip off a tiny corner of the small bags to use to paint, or squirt the mix into a plastic squirt bottle and you’re ready to paint!

Your creations will be easy to clean-up with a garden hose, and your kids will never run out of space to color and create!

This project was inspired by an activity here.  

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