This easy and simple homemade sidewalk chalk paint is a lot of fun for kids to cover the whole driveway. Nontoxic, washable and only three ingredients your kids will love making a little bit of art and having some summer fun.
Prep Time 2minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 22minutes
Servings 1-2 kids per batch
Muffin Tin Pan
Small Jar Or Bowl
Spoon For Mixing
In a muffin tin pan add 6 teaspoons of cornstarch to each muffin well.
In a separate jar or bowl add 6 teaspoons of water and 6-8 drops of food coloring or preferred color. Mix until combined.
Add your colored water to one of the muffin wells and mix well with the cornstarch. Repeat with the other five muffin wells with different colors mixing each well.
With a wide paintbrush, stir chalk paint well then use to paint on the sidewalk or driveway. The paint will sometimes start to separate as the cornstarch moves to the bottom. Simply give it a good stir and the colors will paint colorfully again.
Mixing food coloring with water before adding to the cornstarch is an important step that keeps this paint from dying skin or other surfaces different colors.
Always test on a surface before you paint but the colors washed right away on cement. Chalk paint is safe and non-toxic for kids and plants. Use a hose to remove if or when needed.
If paint is left to settle, it will need to be mixed well again. Cornstarch can settle on the bottom and is thick until it is mixed so stir well.
If keeping chalk paint overnight, keep covered. Add a little water if the paint is too thick. One batch could last two days, but I'd mix up a fresh batch past that as the water easily evaporates.
This paint makes enough for two kids could share a muffin tin. For more kids, double the recipe and make lots of colors! Experiment with color mixing too! Have fun!