Fun Summer DIY: Liquid Sidewalk Chalk

It's super easy to create this artsy outdoor fun for your little one


We know that once the warmer weather hits, kids love drawing on the sidewalks with chalk, but have yours ever painted with it? It’s pretty simple to go from chalk to paint (and you’ll love the sidewalk canvas with no indoor mess!).

With just a few household materials, you can quickly put together this recipe that will keep the kids busy for more than a little while. Say goodbye to chalky hands and broken pieces, and hello to this fluid version of chalk that will give kids even more possibilities when it comes to their outdoor artistic endeavours.

What you’ll need:

  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Food colouring
  • Container with dividers (muffin tin or something similar)
  • Paintbrushes or foam brushes

1. Mix 1 cup of cornstarch with 1 cup of water until combined.

2. Pour mixture into divided container and add food colouring until desired colour is reached.

We love the bright colours as well as the fact that it cleans up just like regular sidewalk chalk. It’s a great way to let your little one get in touch with his artsy side, and to take advantage of the warm weather while it lasts.

If your kids prefer to colour the streets the traditional way, you can find out how to make your own sidewalk chalk here.

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