Summer Fun – Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Georgia loves to decorate our driveway and sidewalks with her painted creations. I make her inexpensive and vibrant sidewalk chalk paint using this simple recipe:


1/4 cup of cornstarch
1/4 cup of water
food colouring

Mix cornstarch, water and food colouring together until smooth. Repeat for each colour needed.

Note: I use these Wilton Icing Colours (food colour). They make vibrant colours!


Georgia and a friend painted a story along our sidewalk about four sidewalk blocks long. So cute and creative!

Georgia painting

Everyone knows pink rubber boots are a must for that little black dress!

How’s your summer going?

MK xo


Angella · June 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Oh, I LOVE this. And will do it.

(And Stumbled it.) xoxo

    Mommyknows · June 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    @Angella, Thanks! Miss Emily will love it! :)

Ronald Redito · June 15, 2011 at 4:23 am

Wow, I thought your daughter is using permanent paints. That would be messy in your driveway.

kelly · June 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Children do the art with lot of imagination, I love this post

şömine · June 20, 2011 at 7:19 am

I LOVE this. And will do it.

anakart · June 20, 2011 at 7:20 am

That would be messy in your driveway.

Zanies · June 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

What a great idea to make your own sidewalk chaulk. The colors of the chaulk looking amazing. It looks like she had so much fun and I admit I love the pink boots and black dress (she has a lot of fashion sense!).

Deducta · June 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I love this idea! I have not tried drawing with sidewalk chalks because of the mere fact that it is a chalk and the dust is not good for asthmatics like me and my son…. but this is chalk PAINT! We will try this as soon as I can buy food coloring. Wahoooo! Thanks sis!

relationships · July 3, 2011 at 3:17 am

This is a fun way of spending time with your kids without really having to spend much. What is important to family really is the time and bonding you have spent with them and not just by the things you buy for them. That is why it is so saddening when divorce between couples happen because it’s their children whose going to suffer the most.

Sidewalk Contractor Bronx · July 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

very nice post, i certainly love, keep on it !!!!!

Bilgisayar · August 4, 2011 at 7:43 am

Thanks you mommyknows

Laptop · August 4, 2011 at 7:46 am

My friend Kim posted about making your own sidewalk chalk paint and it was a hit.

yatakodasi · September 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

great web site thanks sharing.

Tracey Black · August 13, 2012 at 12:09 am

Thanks for sharing. I just referenced your recipe on my blog. My kids had a blast with this. We used a muffin tin mold to act as a palette for the paint.

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