Jul 172017

This easy jhomemade sidewalk chalk is a fun way to keep the kids busy this summer!

Summer vacation is in full swing and I am so happy to say that my boys have logged more hours outside than they have inside on their screens.  That’s a win in my books. They spend countless hours on their scooters and bikes, playing wiffleball and running through the sprinkler.  They always seem to have fun, but sometimes I like to throw something new into the mix.  I found a recipe for some DIY Sidewalk Chalk and decided to try making some for the boys.

I love it when I run out on an errand and come home to a driveway filled with chalk drawings. So anyways, I had a go at making some sidewalk chalk and I think it came out awesome.  The boys really liked using it and I was surprised at how easy it was to make. I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be making a lot more this summer.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Container Plaster of Paris
  • Washable Tempera Paint, multi-colors
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Plastic Cups
  • Silicone Mold of your choice

Here’s what you do:

1. Pour 1/3 cup water at a temperature of 40-50 degrees into each cup.
2. Stir about 3-4 Tbsp. of a different color paint into each cup of water.

3. Mix 2/3 cup Plaster of Paris into each cup. The consistency will be similar to runny yogurt.

4. Pour these into the silicone mold and tap it gently on the counter to remove air bubbles.

5. Let set up for 24 hours. Setting them in the sun will lesson the time.
6. Pop the chalk out of the molds and make sure they feel dry all over.

7. You are now ready to start coloring your favorite pictures all over the sidewalk.

Have fun and enjoy!

I am looking forward to all the artwork my boys will be drawing all over the driveway this summer with their DIY Sidewalk Chalk.

  51 Responses to “Fun DIY Sidewalk Chalk”

  1. I don’t think I’ve made chalk before! That is SO much fun. You can also make them as a gift for your child’s classmates! I had no idea it would be that easy!

  2. That is so fun! Sidewalk chalk is so much fun, and I think making it would be even more fun.

  3. My youngest would love this. He’s all about creating with sidewalk chalk. I think he’d love to help me make it, too.

  4. One of my favourite childhood memories was drawing outside with chalk. Love that you make your own! I am also like you – I love it when my kids play outside, but it is getting harder and harder the older they get!

  5. I was obsessed with chalk when I was a kid! always so much fun to draw things on the ground! xx corinne

  6. This is such a neat idea, I didn’t know you could make your own chalk. I will have to make some for my niece and nephew.

  7. I am a big fan of sidewalk chalk, for the very same reason as you! I love to see the art on my sidewalk. I have told my neighbor kids they can draw on my sidewalk any time!

  8. I need to do this with my daughter. She loves drawing with chalk. She would love chalk in bug form too!

  9. This looks like a fun and easy summer craft for kids! Very creative and love the cute molds too!

  10. This is such a fun idea for summer that doubles as both a craft and an activity. I remember playing with chalk for hours every summer!

  11. These are all such fun ideas for kids. I think getting kids to do crafts and activities like this are good to keep the entertained in a healthy way.

  12. These are so cute! I had no idea that making side walk chalk was so easy. My daughter loves this stuff! We have a container full for summer drawing sessions on the driveway.

  13. My kids love sidewalk chalk. This looks easy enough to make. I am going to have to try it ut for some summer outdoor fun! Thanks for sharing, I never thought of making it

  14. I had no idea you could DIY sidewalk chalk but I should have known. What a fun way to enjoy summer with using your artful talent!

  15. I really had no idea how to make chalk but seriously this looks like so much fun!! And the shapes are so cute! Bet the kids loved them and made lots of amazing drawings!

  16. Great DIY for the chalk kids out there. I never knew you could make your own and any color you want. I will try this with my neices and nephews who love to draw.

  17. I had no idea that you could make your own. I think we may have to try this at our house!

  18. Making your own chalk sounds like a fun activity for summer and science! I bet my kiddos and I could turn this into a science activity for homeschooling.

  19. This is such a great idea for Summer! Drawing on the sidewalk is always fun and making the chalk into these shapes is super cute!

  20. I never even thought about making my own sidewalk chalk. What a great way to get crafty and have summer fun.

  21. OMG who knew that you can make your own chalk? My niece and nephew is spending some time with me and I would love to make these with them. I just need to find the ingredients though!

  22. This is so much easier than I had ever imagined! I may have to break out some plaster of paris this weekend and some plastic molds for my girls

  23. this is an awesome tutorial. I had no idea how to do this and now I want to try it out with my daughter.

  24. Wow, it is really quick and easy to make, that is a perfect summer activity. It’s great that your kids are spending their time outside, in this day and age it seems like kids are glued to all their devices.

  25. It’s so fun that you can make your own. Having outside time in the summer is a big part of what summer’s all about. 🙂

  26. This would be an awesome DIY project for my daughter! This would give her something to do since summer is winding down!

  27. How bad is it that I am 36 and want to make these for myself? I can imagine just making them incredibly oversized and having fun in the driveway. Wouldn’t even care about the weird look people might throw my way. Life is too short to be serious 24/7. =D

  28. Omg, what a cute idea! I love how colorful and funny looking is, perfect to enjoy kids!

  29. Wow, these are fab! I never knew how easy chalk was to make. I love the moulds and colours that you have used.

  30. When my kids were little, they could have played outside with sidewalk chalk all day long! This looks like a fun craft to do with the littles!

  31. How fun?! We’ve never made sidewalk chalk before. This looks like a fun summer craft we can try this weekend.

  32. This is an easy to make and cute craft that would guarantee hours of creative play! I would make some and give it to my niece. This would keep her little hands of those markers and their living room walls. 🙂

  33. Now this is innovative. Never thought to make my own chalk!

  34. Plaster of Paris is a new item for me. Sounds like it could be quite handy!

  35. What a fun little craft for kids! They can help make it and then play with it!

  36. This innovative Plaster of Paris is a new item for me. Looks like a great crafty idea for the kiddos.

  37. This sounds like a great summer activity. The kids would really enjoy it.

  38. Making this for the grandchildren so they would have something to do while we mind the grill. I love this DIY sidewalk chalk idea. It sure would guarantee hours of fun for the little ones.

  39. These activities are always fun to do with kids.Recently I introduced chalk for my kid.He was really happy to draw and play with chalks…

  40. This is so cool! Definitely making this for my kiddies!

  41. So cool with creative shapes and its simplicity. Awesome idea for children to draw beautiful works. Love it!!

  42. Okay how fun!!! My kids love chalk and would love to make their own with fun colors! Thanks for sharing!

  43. This is such a fun idea to make and play for summer! I know my kid’s is going to love it.

  44. This looks so fun to make. I would have to make my son this when he older as he likes to stick everything in his mouth.

  45. This tutorial will come in handy with the boys. They love playing with sidewalk chalk and creating different designs.

  46. What a fun idea! Nothing says summer like kids drawing with colored chalk on the driveway! I never thought of making it but that is a fun way to get kids to be creative too!

  47. Those sidewalk chalks are super cute and a very nifty / creative idea to make! I will definitely try this out someday soon. Thank you for this!

  48. Those are darling! The kids next door are always playing with sidewalk chalk and it makes me smile every time their drawings!

  49. Wow i never know how to make chalks, and now I know thanks for your post. This is a nicely activity wiyh kids too.

  50. I had no idea that you could make your own sidewalk chalk! This is a game-changer!!

  51. Chalks are something that every kid needs. I remember my childhood days when I use to write a lot with chalks. Nice DIY