Easy Chalk Paint Recipe Using Cornstarch

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Looking for an easy chalk paint recipe to use on your sidewalk that is safe and easy to do? This fun and creative outdoor activity will keep your kids entertained for hours.

Makin your chalk sidewalk paint is easy, inexpensive, and allows for endless artistic possibilities right on your driveway or sidewalk.

chalk paint recipe

Make this DIY Chalk paint recipe using supplies you have already in your kitchen.

We tested this chalk paint recipe and we found that squirt bottles are a great alternative for toddlers to play with.

chalk paint recipe

You can use it in a spray bottle, or a water bottle or add it to a muffin tin and spread it with some paintbrushes. The possibilities are endless!

Don’t worry! this chalk paint recipe won’t stain the pavement, it washes off with water.

Tips and Tricks When Making Chalk Paint

  • Experiment with different colors and color combinations to create unique effects.
  • If you don’t have cornstarch on hand, you can also use flour as a substitute.
  • To make your paint extra vibrant, consider adding a drop of dish soap to the mixture.
  • Encourage your kids to wear old clothes or aprons while painting to avoid stains.
chalk paint recipe

chalk paint recipe

To make the paint all you need is equal parts cornstarch to water.

Chalk paint recipe uses food coloring as a base for the color, so try to keep it away from the skin (as food coloring will stain the skin for the rest of the day. Our first try… Manu was left looking like a smurf because he decided to paint his feet instead of the street)

Recipe: Outdoor Chalk Paint for Kids

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Wondering what else you can make with Cornstarch?

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