Do you need a simple outdoor activity to keep the kids busy? This sidewalk chalk paint is so easy to make and super fun to play with.

It dries just like sidewalk chalk but is easier to use to make large pictures on the driveway or sidewalk.

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A simple spray of the hose or a rain shower will clear the drawings away and give you a clean slate for next time!


Activities for Kids: Do you need a fun and engaging outdoor activity for your kids? Try making your own sidewalk chalk paint for hours of artistic fun outside!


How to Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk Paint


This is seriously the easiest thing you’ll ever make for your kids. Here’s what you need to make sidewalk chalk paint:

corn starch
food coloring

Mix cornstarch and water together until you have the consistency of thin paint. Probably about equal amounts of both.

You can use whatever containers you wish to mix your paint, but I like to use muffin tins. You get lots of little containers all in one and it makes it easy for kids to mix their own colors as well. 



Separate the cornstarch and water mixture into different containers- a muffin tin works great!

And add food coloring. And you are done.

See, I told you this was easy.

Nothing left to do but paint on the sidewalk or driveway!


sidewalk chalk paint drawings covering a sidewalk


Your kids may need to stir the sidewalk chalk paint every now and again with their brushes to prevent the cornstarch from settling on the bottom of the tin.

This is easy to make- or make more of when it runs out- and gives your kids hours of fun outside in the sun.

You can also use this sidewalk chalk paint in some of these 11 Sidewalk Chalk Activities and Games


sidewalk chalk paint in a muffin tin with kids painting on the sidewalk with brushes


Raining outside? Check out these indoor fun ideas:

Make Your Own Playdough 

Make Homemade Air Dry Clay

19 Indoor Activities for Toddlers


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