Easy DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

This fun kids activity only requires 2 ingredients, and one is water!  DIY Sidewalk Chalk paint is a washable colored paint that you can use to be creative on sidewalks and driveways.  It takes just minutes to whip up and both kids and adults will have hours of fun with it!  Looking for more activities? Click Here for our whole index of fun activities for kids. And Click here to download our free guide with 50 fun Kids Activities that enhance both learning and enjoyment!

Sidewalk Paint for Kids









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Easy DIY Chalk Sidewalk Paint

Easy 2-Ingredient paint for use sidewalks and creative play.  TIP:  Use just 1 drop of food coloring.  If you over-do the food coloring you could possible stain surfaces.  A small amount will simply wash off with water!


  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Liquid Food Coloring


  • Mix equal parts cornstarch and water and whisk smooth.  Divide mixture into cups or a muffin tin.  Use a small drop of food coloring to color the individual containers and then use paint brushes, sponges, or foam brushes to paint onto sidewalks.
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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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    1. I usually just toss it if we have some leftover, but you could probably store it in an air tight container.