Water gun art is SO fun and SO easy and takes very little effort. We used washable paint so that anywhere it dripped we could easily clean up, especially since it is so watered down. Ready for how easy this is?!
Mix equal part of paint and water. I mixed it in plastic cups I could throw away after and used a craft stick to mix it up.
Use a funnel (or a very steady hand) to pour the paint into the water gun. We used $1 store water guns and they worked great!
Now, you have fun squirting your canvas! This would be a great project to put a picture, letter, or design on the canvas with tape first and then after the paint is dry, peel it off to reveal your masterpiece design.
We kept our colors to red and blue this time since we were going a 4th of July craft. We also left it simple with just using the gun and not taping anything on it first. This is a perfect project for kids who love to do crafts but have a hard time focusing or sitting still for too long.
Hope your kiddos have as much fun with this project as ours did!
I’m gonna be honest, the hardest part of this quarantine has been never having a moment alone. Not really. Even when the kids are leaving you alone for a few minutes, or more accurate you have locked yourself in your room for a few minutes, you can still hear them and you’re wondering how long until they get to your door. Or they are banging on the door. Or shoving their adorable little hands under the door that both makes you want to cry and melts your heart at how cute it is. I have CRAVED those moments where kids are at school and baby is down for a nap and you are left with SILENCE. Complete silence. Also, the ability to go about your home freely and get your list done without being interrupted constantly or feeling trapped in a room because you can’t let the kids see you. Can you tell I’ve been struggling? 😆
So I came up with this Scavenger Hunt and I sent my adorable kids out the door with their dad (for those with teenagers maybe you can bribe them to do this for you) and I gave them the very simple rules: you can’t start until you are out of our neighborhood and take your time but have fun. Tyson was a champ and definitely didn’t rush it. Good man! 👏🏻
Zoey was so excited that she got to do some of the crossing out/checking off
I was very excited to have the house to myself for the first time in months and enjoy some much needed silence followed by an uninterrupted tv show. I HIGHLY recommend finding ways to make this happen. I love our kids and we have had a lot of fun during this quarantine but it was so nice to get some real, true, ME TIME again.
As you can see in the above picture, we already had used regular sidewalk chalk on our driveway but the puffy chalk paint is easy to make, so much fun and looks pretty dang cool.
All you need for this fun craft is shaving cream, flour, water and food coloring of your choice. When it comes to the food coloring, DON’T use the gel food coloring as it tends to stain more and you don’t want to risk it staining your sidewalk. If you keep scrolling, you’ll see how ours came off of our sidewalk.
Add 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of water and food coloring of your choice (again, I want to stress NOT gel food coloring) and mix really well. Try to get as many clumps out as possible.
Mix 1/2 cup of shaving cream into the flour/water mixture and mix until silky smooth just like in the above picture.
Using a funnel, pour the paint chalk into a squeezable bottle. (here are some squeezable bottles from Amazon if you’re in need)
Now the fun part, you get to start painting on your sidewalk! I just bought the pack I have linked to Amazon and am hoping they will work better then these ones I had on hand. They worked ok once we cut the tip off to make the opening a little bit bigger. Dollar store bottle fail but we made it work with some adjustments so that is another option if you are heading to the dollar store soon.
All of our kids, from our 12 year old down to our 4 year old loved this.
We’re super excited to get our bottles from Amazon so we can make more than just two colors and have even more fun with this. Especially now that I know it comes off ok 😆
All hosed off! When I was at the top of the driveway I could just hose it and it came off but I only had my short hose out front and so it couldn’t reach the bottom of the driveway. 🤦🏼♀️ The kids got some of our large sponges and wiped the chalk paint right off where I couldn’t reach with the hose. It actually ended up turning into another fun water activity so win/win! This was an overall success with the kids and we will definitely be doing it again!
What you need to make this fun Puffy Sidewalk Chalk Paint:
1 cup flour 1 cup water food coloring (any color you would like but don’t use the gel kind) 1/2 cup shaving cream squeeze bottles (you can buy a pack from Amazon here)
First put the flour, water and food coloring in a bowl and mix well (you can also do this in a gallon bag if you would like. This may be a better option if you don’t have a funnel).
Once you have as many clumps gone as possible, add the shaving cream and mix until silky smooth.
Use a funnel to pour into a squeezable bottle. If you were mixing in gallon bags make sure you still mix the water and flour first before adding the shaving cream to your bag. Once everything is mixed all the way just snip off the tip of a corner and squeeze into a squeezable bottle.