Easy Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe - using only 3 ingredients!

Today's project is a fun one! Get some simple supplies from your kitchen and make a colourful homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint. Kids will have so much fun making and painting with this easy sidewalk chalk paint recipe that is made from just 3 ingredients!

sidewalk chalk paint recipe

Warmer days are amazing for outdoor play. As the kids spend longer outside we need to have a lot of tricks up our sleeve to keep our little ones entertained for hours on end. That's where our sidewalk chalk recipe comes into play!

Sidewalk chalk paint opens up a ton of different activities for your little ones to do on a sunny afternoon. They will love helping you to make this kid-friendly sidewalk chalk paint too.

Looking for more chalk recipes? Check out these variations of our sidewalk chalk recipe:

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Homemade sidewalk paint

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe Supplies:

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Water-soluble food colouring

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe:

WARNING: Food colouring can stain, but in my experience, the stains fade within a couple of days. If staining is something that you are worried about grab your hose pipe and wash the area you have painted on straight after use or alternatively try our stainless chalk paint recipe

STEP 1: Mix, mix, mix!

Once you have all your supplies to hand and your ingredients measured out, take a large bowl and start mixing the baking soda and the cornstarch. Then add the water and mix everything together until you get a blended mixture.

sidewalk chalk paint ingredients

How to make sidewalk chalk paint

STEP 2: Colour time.

Now it's time to add in the colour. But first, you need to divide the mixture into different containers.

sidewalk paint

Add one colour into each container.

homemade sidewalk chalk paint

Remember to stir well. You will only need a drop or two of food colouring.

DIY sidewalk chalk paint

Repeat for each colour you require.

sidewalk chalk paint recipe

PRO TIP: This mixture settles fast and it gets thick on the bottom, so be careful about timing and make sure to do it all at once without spending too long between steps.

Sidewalk chalk paint outdoor activity for kids

STEP 3: Get painting!

Now it is time to have fun getting creative with your sidewalk chalk paint. Feel free to apply the paint with paint brushes, although I find it way easier and more fun to pour the paint directly from a bottle or you can even a spoon.

Have fun painting pictures or making patterns or even have a go at making your chalk paint fizz up using our fizzy chalk paint recipe.

sidewalk chalk paint outdoor activities for kids

And there you have it! A super simple and affordable sidewalk chalk paint recipe that you can whip up in no time! We hope you enjoy this amazing recipe and go on to have super fun with your little ones!

Homemade sidewalk chalk paint recipe. A fun and easy outdoor art idea for kids.

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