Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

July 11, 2011

Make homemade liquid sidewalk chalk for your little ones to paint with outside. Liquid Chalk in Muffin Tins


Approximate Time: 5 minutes



  1. Mix together the cornstarch and water in a bowl.

  2. Next divide it among the muffin tin holders.

  3. Now add your food coloring to each one and stir. This is also an opportunity to teach your child how by mixing colors together you can make new colors. Combine red and yellow to make orange, blue and red to make purple, and blue and yellow to make green.

  4. Grab a paintbrush and let your little ones paint away.

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September 15, 2010

Pour into an egg carton container, and let harden for 24 hours. Pop the molds out and enjoy. The shape of the sidewalk chalk is easy for smaller hands to use.

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June 24, 2013

Make your own sidewalk chalk.

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June 23, 2014

It is summertime! This will keep the kids happy for awhile. You will need food coloring, warm water, spray bottle and flour. I get the spray bottles from the dollar store.

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April 14, 2010

How do you make chalk?

By michelle



April 14, 20100 found this helpful

For sidewalk chalk, try, for kids chalk just google, "homemade chalk recipe"

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April 14, 20100 found this helpful has directions for making homemade chalk.

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April 15, 20100 found this helpful

Here is one from right here at Thrifty Fun:
'Plaster of Paris' is available at craft stores, hardware stores, Kmart etc.

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October 25, 2011

Does the liquid sidewalk chalk stain concrete? I wanted to make it for my son and let him paint the driveway.

By Corrie


October 26, 20110 found this helpful

I have never seen any stained sidewalks from the purchased sidewalk chalk, but I don't know about the home made sidewalk chalk.

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April 8, 2013

Could you use food coloring, for the colors or do you have to use the paint?

By Katie

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September 15, 2010

Sidewalk chalk art can be a lot of fun for kids and the chalk is easy to make yourself using Plaster of Paris

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