If you’re looking for outdoor activities to do this summer with your kids, you are going to have a blast with this creative painting activity!

During the spring and summer, I’m always looking for fun crafts and activities for my 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 the biggest hit. So now, with my kids, I usually stock up on chalk when the sun starts to shine. It’s such a simple way to keep them entertained!

This year I wanted to try something a little more exciting by turning the chalk into puffy paint! This homemade sidewalk paint makes for the perfect inexpensive outdoor activity your kids will enjoy doing over and over again.

This four-ingredient (grated chalk, flour, shaving cream, and water) sidewalk chalk is so quick and easy to make. So much easier to use than drawing chalk. Your children will love how easy it is to paint with.

This 4 ingredient chalk paint is quick and easy to make, requires just a few cheap supplies, and keeps the kids busy when they are home for the summer. Your little ones will have so much fun turning the sidewalks, patios, and driveways into their very own art mural.

Chalk paint is much easier to use for little hands than drawing chalk, so it’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who haven’t yet perfected their eye-hand coordination.

This summer, invite the kids in the neighborhood out and let them paint with this fun and easy sidewalk chalk paint, bringing beautiful color to the driveways and sidewalks in your community.

DIY Chalk Paint Ingredients

  • Chalk
  • Flour
  • Shaving Cream 
  • Water

Want to keep the kids busy and outside this summer? The kids will love this fun, colorful sidewalk chalk paint. Using painter's tape, create an art mural or fill some squeeze bottles and let the kids make fun art!

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 let the kids paint the entire patio. I couldn’t help but join in on the fun, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

To be honest, I was a little bummed at first when the kids started painting. The colors looked pale and boring, but once dried, WOW! The colors really popped! Plus, clean up is a breeze. When you are done, simply spray the chalk paint off with a garden hose.

Your kids will love these vibrant colors, they look beautiful painted on sidewalks and driveways.


  1. 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!).
  2. Add powdered chalk to recycled containers, cups, or a muffin tin to keep the colors separated.
  3. Add 1/4 cup flour to each chalk powder.
  4. Slowly add 1/4 cup water to the chalk and flour.
  5. Using a spoon or paint brush, stir together to make the consistency of pancake batter.
  6. Mix in about 1/4 cup of shaving cream (this step is optional, but it gives a fun, fluffy, cloud-like texture).
  7. Let the painting begin! Your kids will spend so much time painting, itโ€™s a good idea to have water available to add to the chalk paint because homemade chalk paint slowly thickens as it sits.

I love quick, cheap, EASY activities I can whip out with ingredients I already have. This DIY sidewalk chalk paint was perfect! So simple to make, and the kids loved it!

This summer, your kids will have a blast with this four-ingredient, diy sidewalk chalk paint. So easy to make, it's the perfect activity or when you're looking for a last-minute project on a busy summer day!How to make sidewalk chalk paint at home with chalk and shaving cream. This fun and easy outdoor activity for toddlers and older kids is a great way to get them outdoors during the spring and summer. How to make DIY puffy sidewalk chalk paint at home with drawing chalk, shaving cream, flour, and water. An easy homemade recipe that makes outdoor play so much more fun!


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