How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Whip up a batch of sidewalk chalk paint for the kids, and let them create a masterpiece.

make a batch of sidewalk chalk at home this summer


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3 plastic cups or bowls
  • Food coloring in 3 hues
  • Paintbrushes

1. Mix water and cornstarch together until smooth.

2. Divide mixture equally among plastic cups or bowls. Add food coloring, a different hue to each container.

3. Use paintbrushes to apply paint to sidewalks and driveways. Note: The paint is water-soluble, so artwork can be hosed away later.

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