sidewalk chalk paint

Yes, I’m jumping on the sidewalk chalk bandwagon. I’ve seen this craft everywhere this summer and figured my kiddos would have a blast doing it too. They LOVED this. It took very little prep work and the kids painted in the driveway for over an hour. It rained heavy the next day and completely washed everything away. It was perfect. Here’s how you can make your very own sidewalk chalk paint:

What you’ll need:

muffin tin
food colouring
paint brushes

1. mix 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup cornstarch and just a few drops of food colouring together.
2. repeat this process for every colour you want to make.


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9 thoughts on “sidewalk chalk paint

  1. Nutty Mom

    Fun! When I did this with my kids I just mixed up a big batch of white and then added food coloring after I poured it in the muffin tins. A little less mixing on my part I think! Of course then my younger daughter mixed all the colors together and ticked off my older daughter. But it was also 110 outside, so they needed to come in anyway! LOL

  2. Lauren

    Thanks for the great idea!! I didn’t like some of the other chalk ideas I saw because I don’t actually like touching chalk, but cornstarch I can do. We did it yesterday and it was a total hit!! I linked you on my blog, thanks!

  3. Jill

    Thanks ladies!

    Whitney – the chalk didn’t stain their hands, but I also can’t say for certain that they got any on their hands. They were pretty good at just using their brushes.

  4. thehappyhomester

    I love your blog! This is the second time I’ve linked to you guys in my own blog. It’s so hard keeping the kiddos entertained in this heat. I’m hoping to try this out with some babysitting kids in a few days!


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