Do your kids love to use sidewalk chalk? How about making your own so that they can draw outside this summer. This simple chalk paint recipe is great for kids to draw with and you can make it really easily at home. What’s more it has a little secret ingredient that you can make it have an extra pop and fizz at the end if you wish! But, it works great without it. So here you go some spring and summer fun with a DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe that you can make at home.
DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint
I love simple recipes for art and play and this one is a favourite.
With just 3 ingredients, some squeezy bottles and food colouring I can almost guarantee a colourful hour or two of the kids decorating our driveway with their pictures.
Then another 30 minutes with the hose washing it all off down the drain and having a fun water fight in the process.
If you don’t have any squeezy bottles then you can use the paint in a muffin tin or paint pallette and provide some brushes too!
How can you wash off the Sidewalk Chalk Paint?
That’s the easy thing with this recipe.
As you have used food colouring and kitchen ingredients it’s just as simple as washing it down with a hose or watering can.
You may need to give it a brush but all good fun when it’s warm outside.
Make it Fizz!
Not only is this recipe fun and easy to wash off but it’s got a little extra fizz as well.
Just grab some white vinegar in a spray bottle.
Then spray your drawings and watch them fizz and pop as the bicarbonate of soda reacts with the vinegar to bubbles and foam.
How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint
- Squeezy bottles
- Small bowls
- 1 cup bicarbonate of soda Baking soda in the USA
- 1 cup corn flour corn startch in the USA
- warm water
- liquid food colouring Colours of your choice
- Mix the bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and corn flour together.
- Add in the warm water a little at a time until you have it the consitency that you want. If you want a really bright colour then it is best to leave the consistency thicker and adjust once you have added the colour.
- Divide up the mixture into small bowls.
- Add a few drops of food colouring to each.
- Mix well with a spoon.
- Pour your mix into the squeezy bottles. Shake well.
- Head outside! You're ready to draw!
More Art Recipes to Make at Home
- Homemade Finger Paints for Babies and Toddlers
- Easy Salt Dough Recipes
- Baker’s Clay (salt-free clay to make at home)
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.