Fizzing Sidewalk Paint Recipe for Kids

This Fizzing Sidewalk Paint recipe is by far one of our kids’ most favorite play recipes of all times. This outdoor paint activity works great for kids of all ages and adds a little fizzy to artful science!

Fizzing Sidewalk Paint
Let’s play with fizzing sidewalk paint!

Make Fizzing Sidewalk PAINT

Sidewalk chalk is fun, painting is fun, and making things fizz is also fun! Let’s do all three!

This is a really simple recipe to create sidewalk chalk “paint” out of food coloring, baking soda and cornstarch.  

We have made the standard sidewalk chalk paint before, but this recipe is better – it fizzes when you spray it with vinegar.

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Supplies Needed to Make Fizzing Sidewalk Chalk Paint

How to Make Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

Step 1

Mix the dry ingredients and then add water, stirring until it’s not too thick.   I think we used about a cup.    

This paint dries very quickly – but washes off with ease!

I love the brilliant colors.

Fizzing Sidewalk Paint 2

Step 2

Now for the fun!  

Spray the paint with a bottle of vinegar and watch the fizz appear.

Fizzing Sidewalk Paint 3

Our Experience with Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

To say this activity was a hit is an understatement.   They are thrilled.  

And clean up was a bucketful breeze.  

Ways to Extend Learning Through Play

Want to add more “learning to this activity?  

Talk about the reaction between acids and base chemicals.   This is a fun way to incorporate chemistry into your preschoolers life (or just enjoy the fizz).

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If you make fizzing sidewalk paint, tell me about it!

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How did your fizzing sidewalk paint turn out? Did the kids have a really good time playing outside?

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