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Summer Craft: Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Your kids have played with sidewalk chalk, but never like this before. Give this classic activity a boost of creative fun by turning regular chalk into liquid paint. Bonus: It's a great way to use up some of those small pieces of chalk that are difficult to write with. 


  • Small chalk pieces
  • Water
  • Cups
  • Rolling pin or hammer
  • Teaspoon
  • Paintbrushes
  • Zip-loc bag


  • Gather all the chalk pieces together and put them in a zip-loc bag. Separate colors. 
  • Next use a rolling pin or hammer to finely crush the chalk. (Make sure children are supervised)
  • Put 1 teaspoon of chalk dust into a small cup and add 2 teaspoons of water. Add more or less water and chalk dust to make it darker or lighter. 
  • Next use a paintbrush to paint on the sidewalk or driveway. 
  • Try painting pinecones or on dark construction paper.

Other chalk ideas:

  • Outline someone and then add eyes, ears, hair etc. 
  • Make a maze or obstacle course. Draw a squiggly line and follow it and make circles to jump, zig zags to follow. 
  • Play hopscotch or four square. 
  • Use a spray bottle to see who can erase the drawing the fastest. 

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