Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Note: This may leave white residue even after it’s washed away – test out in a small spot on your driveway to be on the safe side if you’re concerned about that prior to letting your kiddos have at it! 😉 It washed off for me without any issues, but someone let me know they’ve had that problem with it in the past.



Who’s ready for summer to really start? I finally am! We actually made this homemade sidewalk chalk paint last summer, and as I was looking through my camera I noticed the pictures . . . my kids loved it and it was so simple and definitely penny pinched. Fun!

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Here’s how to make it if you’d like a little frugal summer fun too:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • food coloring
Mix together corn starch and water. Then, separate in small containers and add a few drops of food coloring until you have your desired colors. (You can pour the corn starch mixture into muffin tins and then add food coloring to each space to easily change your color palette!)


We just used plain old paint brushes to “paint” the sidewalk, and the girls had so much fun. If you’ve tried homemade sidewalk chalk at your house, I’d love to hear any other suggestions you have on how to make it easily!


What ideas will be on you summer to do list this year? I’d love to hear them! You can also check out my summer fun board on Pinterest for more summer fun ideas.


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  1. This works sooooo well. I thought it would not work because of the separation issues but with a paint brush always dipping in it keeps it mixed and any colour works great because the white cornstarch makes a great bright base… My girls loved it and so did my daycare kids. Thank you so much!!!

  2. Side walk paint…hmmmm!

  3. Side walk paint…hmmmm!

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