Easy DIY Sidewalk Paint

I love this easy DIY sidewalk paint, and so did the kids!

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Back in June, I was asked to guest post over on the Crafting Chicks Blog.  It was a huge honor because they just have the coolest blog, and I couldn’t believe they actually asked little ol’ me to share something fun with their audience.  Anyhow, I decided this diy sidewalk paint was perfect!

Since we are officially into summer, we are soaking in as much summer sun as we can. Any chance we can take to get outside is alright in my book.  Sidewalk chalk is a staple in our house.  

The kids can play with it for hours!  This week, I decided to try out something a little different with them.  Sidewalk paint!  You guys, this is so ridiculously easy to make, it’s crazy.  It only takes 3 ingredients to make this recipe, and it’s totally safe for the kids.



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  • Cornstarch
  • Food Coloring
  • Water



  1. Mix equal parts water and cornstarch.  I am not one to follow measurements even when I am cooking, I like to eyeball things.  In this case, I really like to consider how many kids are playing, and how much paint I will need for each color.  That said, it’s super easy to make, and kids like to spill things.  So, I wouldn’t make more than 1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water.  You can always make more if necessary.  
  2. Add food coloring and stir.easy diy sidewalk paint
  3. Then, take the cornstarch and food coloring outside with you.  Here’s why..  If your sidewalk paint is too runny, you will need to add more cornstarch or it basically just soaks into the pavement. Add small amounts of cornstarch at a time.  Then add more food coloring if necessary.easy diy sidewalk paint
  4. Have fun painting!!  You can see they opted for abstract paintings!  😉easy diy sidewalk paint easy diy sidewalk paint 2017-05-02_0007


There was a time when coming up with fun crafts for the kids to do was my jam.  We are so busy these days, it’s hard to do that as much.  When I come across something as quick, and simple as this, I am all over it.  The kids had a blast!  


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