How to make your own Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Thanks to Mamas Spot for passing along this great post on how to make your own sidewalk chalk paint.  What a great way to use up all those little broken pieces!  If you would like to be a featured guest post on Look What I Made, watch for our weekly post each Tuesday called A Thrifty online craft fair, link up and you may be selected for our weekly feature post.

I was outside with my little girl one day, and I started to notice all the little tiny pieces of chalk everywhere!  It was starting to drive me crazy and while I was hosing down our patio I realized I could turn the unused chalk into a new fun activity!  So we made sidewalk chalk paint, and here is how you can make it too!

All you need is:

  • Sidewalk chalk
  • A bag
  • Hammer
  • Hot Water
  • Paint Brushes

This is so easy! All you need to do is put your chalk into a baggie (the thicker the better) and use the hammer to crush the chalk into fine pieces.  Once you have it crushed dump the chalk into a cup and slowly add your water until you get a paint consistency.

Then just let your little Picasso paint away! It cleans off pretty easily, but I can guarantee your little one will make a mess so I would recommend having them wear clothes that you don’t care about getting dirty.