Popular Sidewalk Stencils
- Letter Stencils are available in sets or individual characters, ranging in size from 2" to 96".
- Number Stencils are also available in sets or individual characters, ranging in size from 2" to 96".
- Hopscotch Stencils are popular sidewalk stencils.
- Pattern stencils are available in a variety of styles. See the pictures below to see which patterns we have available. Please Note: Our pattern sidewalk stencils pictured below can only be ordered by phone. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm EST.
Sidewalk stencils will easily transfer a design onto any paved surface. We recommend using pavement paint with our sidewalks stencils for best results.
Fun with Sidewalk Stencils
To a child, a sidewalk is a huge, concrete canvas, brimming with possibilities limited only by the range of his imagination. In his eyes, what normally serves as nothing more than a pathway for people to go down the street without being hit by vehicles transforms into a drawing board, a court for some intense outdoor games, and a race track for all kinds of wheeled modes of transport. Today’s video-gaming, Internet-addicted generation of kids would do well to step out of the confines of the living room every so often to sample the neglected delights of playing outdoors. Since they tend to be used to the flashy, sophisticated graphics that spill out of their television sets and monitors, the usual sidewalk chalk drawings may no longer prove any match for their heightened sensibilities. Consequently, parents who want their kids out of the house and enjoying themselves in the sun may have to step things up a bit.
One solution would be by making more professional, more permanent renderings on the sidewalk for them to enjoy, far better than the chicken scrawls that the average kid, and many adults, are capable of drawing. This is best achieved with the use of paint stencils for popular sidewalk games and images, all of which now come in durable plastic and will last an indefinite amount of uses, so long as they are cared for properly. With a few cans of quick drying pavement paint, these stencils can create engaging sidewalk art or play court lines that will be ready for hours of fun within the time that it takes to drive the children out for some ice cream.
Hopscotch is one of the most popular sidewalk games out there, played for centuries in countries across the globe. It is a staple of playgrounds everywhere, and all people need to play is a court and something to act as a marker, which can be anything from a bean bag to a stone picked up on the side of the road. Hopscotch stencils can easily be found, and painted into a sidewalk in a matter of minutes for more than a few engaging, physically stimulating games.
The United States Map is another common sidewalk sight, with educational as well as entertainment value. Kids can be taught to identify each of the states as they are duly represented in the map, or play a game that involves the states in one way or another, perhaps even hopping around on the map depending on which state is called. The map of the world works much like the United States map, except on a grander scale, opening up game and learning possibilities that now involve faraway countries and strange lands.
Sidewalk stencils can be made from various graphics, including images of popular cartoon characters, with whom children can readily identify. Painting these stencils can actually be part of the fun for a child, who, with proper supervision from an adult, can create some impressive sidewalk art, and be proud of his achievement.
Sidewalk stencils unlock worlds of potential for children, and afford them the opportunity to engage in some healthy activity outdoors instead of wasting away in front of the television.
Sidewalk Stencils FAQ
Q: What is the difference between the Durolast and the Maxilast material?
A: Both Durolast and Maxilast are made of polyethene plastic. Both are durable materials that will provide multiple uses. The durolast material is 1/16 inch thick (about the thickness of a quarter) and is a more economical option. The maxilast material is a heavy duty 1/8 inch thick (about the thickness of a nickel and penny stacked) and is second to none in life and service.
Q: How long will the stencil last?
A: These high quality stencils are very durable. The life of the stencil is based on several factors including cleaning, storage and frequency of use.
Q: How do you recommend cleaning the stencils?
A: No paint thinner is required to maintain your stencil. Do not allow your stencils to soak in paint thinner. Our stencils are made of Low Density Polyethene plastic. This is a very flexible, non-hazardous, tough and non-porous plastic. Built up paint will peel off quite easily.
Q: How should I store the stencil?
A: Stencils should be stored flat and face down at room temperature. Be very careful handling the plastic should you need to use your stencil in weather colder than 50 degrees. The stencils become more stiff and brittle in cold temperatures.
Q: Do you make custom stencils?
A: Yes. Send your graphic with size requirements for a quote. Custom stencils have an approximate 1 week lead time.
Q: Can I purchase material to make my own stencil?
A: Yes. You can purchase plastic sheet stencil material to make your own stencil.
Q: How quickly will my stencil ship?
A: Stencils typically ship in 1-2 business days. Custom stencils or standard items that have to be cut require a 1 week lead time.