If you’re looking for outdoor activities for your children this summer, your kids are going to have a blast with this outdoor DIY sidewalk chalk painting activity!
During the summer, I’m always looking for fun crafts for the kids to do outside (less mess inside is always a win!). When I was a kid, we would spend hours outdoors, and chalk was always a hit. So now, with my kids, I usually stock up on chalk when the sun starts to shine.
This year I wanted to try something different by making DIY chalk paint. This four-ingredient sidewalk chalk paint makes for the perfect inexpensive outdoor activity your kids will love!
Homemade chalk paint is quick and easy to make, just perfect for those busy summer days! Kids will have so much fun painting with this sidewalk chalk paint. So much easier than drawing chalk, especially for little hands. It will definitely be a new favorite!
DIY Chalk Paint Ingredients
- Shaving Cream
We had so much fun creating this tape painting art mural, I knew the kids would love making one with chalk paint. It turned out so bright and colorful, I considered letting the kids do the whole patio!
At first, I was a little bummed when the kids started painting. The colors looked pale, but once dried, the colors really popped! If you don’t love it as much as I did, don’t worry. When you are done, spray it with a garden hose, and it will come right off.
- Using a cheese grater, grate 1/2 stick of sidewalk chalk. If you would rather not grate the chalk, place pieces of chalk into a Ziploc bag and smash the chalk with a rubber mallet until it is a similar consistency (the kids can help with the smashing!).
- Add powdered chalk to recycled containers, cups, or a muffin tin to keep the colors separated.
- Add 1/4 cup flour to each chalk powder.
- Slowly add 1/4 cup water to the chalk and flour.
- Using a spoon or paint brush, stir together to make the consistency of pancake batter.
- Mix in about 1/4 cup of shaving cream (this step is optional, but it gives a fun, fluffy, cloud-like texture).
- Let the painting begin!
It’s a good idea to have water available to add to the chalk as you paint, as homemade chalk paint slowly thickens as it sits.