25 Days of Summer Savings Day 1: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Looking for some fun things to do this summer to frugally beat the heat? This is a great time of year to enjoy some savings, as there are tons of penny pinched activities to enjoy in the summertime (and my kids are always looking for new something to do!)

Here’s a fun and super easy activity for your little ones if you’re looking to keep them busy. Take just ten minutes to mix together a batch of homemade sidewalk chalk (they’ll love the goo) and then let them play with it ’til their heart’s content.  Here’s how to make it:



  • corn starch
  • water
  • food coloring


  • Mix together equal parts water and corn starch.
  • Add food coloring (you’ll need to add quite a bit to change the color ~ I actually used cake decorator’s food coloring paste.)
  • Pour into ice cube trays. Freeze until solid, then take outside to play with.
That’s it ~ so simple! I found the ice cubes above at the Dollar Tree (my favorite store. . .) and the kids loved playing with the side walk chalk “goo” once it melted probably more than the chalk itself. Let me know if you have any other tips on how to make this at home!

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