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Paint the town red (and blue, and yellow, and pink…) with this super cool sidewalk chalk paint recipe

 sidewalk chalk paint

If your kids love sidewalk chalk (and who doesn’t, really?), they’ll love this paint-y, liquid-y twist on the tried-and-true stick form.

Sidewalk chalk paint is actually chalk-free, so you can make this recipe in a snap with just a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards. It’s quick to mix up, non-toxic and will wash away with a hose, bucket of water or a little rainfall.

Sidewalk chalk paint is awesome because it lets you get a little more creative than its chalk stick cousins permit. Paint whole swaths of the street in pretty colours, with cool characters, or super-psychedelic hopscotch courses.

You’ll need:

1/2 cup of water

1/2 cup of cornstarch

Gel food colouring in your favourite colours


1. In a large jug or bowl, mix together water and cornstarch with a whisk until the cornstarch has completely dissolved.

2.  Pour the as-of-yet-uncoloured sidewalk chalk paint into the parts of a muffin tin. Mix up your colours right in the tins.

3. Take to the streets with paintbrushes! Keep stirring the paints with your brushes to make sure the cornstarch doesn’t settle.  Also remember that because you’re painting the street, your brushes and paints are bounded to get a little dirty.

When the sidewalk chalk paint dries, it will look just like sidewalk chalk… Only cooler.


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