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This DIY sidewalk chalk paint only takes 3 ingredients and can be made in less than 5 minutes! 

With so many people at home now, there are tons of fun pictures being shared of the sidewalk drawings they are passing on daily walks. With the current state of affairs, it's been a refreshing look at people enjoying themselves with a simple and easy DIY. Not to mention all the creative things they are making!

This sidewalk chalk recipe is intended to be a liquid sidewalk chalk like a paint. We have found it best to mix up and put into a squirt bottle like you see in the picture above. You could even use an empty ketchup or mustard bottle if you want to.

If you can't get to the store, or maybe your stores are sold out like so many are reporting, this is an easy DIY for you and the kids to make together. It really only takes 5 minutes and I'm sure you have all the ingredients you will need to make it already in your pantry!

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint Ingredients

  • Baking Soda
  • Corn Starch
  • Liquid Food Coloring
  • Water

You will also need measuring cups to measure the ingredients as well as some clear plastic bottles (similar to these clear plastic bottles).

How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint

  1. Mix together even parts of baking powder and baking soda (I did 3/4 Cup of each).
  2. Add 1-2 drop of food coloring to each bottle.
  3. Fill your bottles 1/3 way with water and shake.
  4. Fill the bottles 2/3 way with your baking soda and corn starch mixture and shake.

Sidewalk Drawing

Use your squirt bottles to draw pictures on your sidewalk or driveway. When finished, use your hose to wash it right off!

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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

This sidewalk chalk recipe is intended to be a liquid sidewalk chalk, with a paint consistency. We have found it best to mix up and put into a squirt bottle.

  • Author: Andrea Deckard

Ingredients

  • Baking Soda
  • Corn Starch
  • Liquid Food Coloring
  • Water

You will also need measuring cups to measure the ingredients as well as some clear plastic bottles (similar to these clear plastic bottles).

Instructions

  1. Mix together even parts of baking powder and baking soda (I did 3/4 Cup of each).
  2. Add 1-2 drop of food coloring to each bottle.
  3. Fill your bottles 1/3 way with water and shake.
  4. Fill the bottles 2/3 way with your baking soda and corn starch mixture and shake.

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

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