Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Recipes

We have been having lots of FUN with sidewalk chalk this Summer!  Here are some of the creative ways we have played with it so far.  All of these play recipes and activities are very easy to whip up.  You probably have all the ingredients right in your pantry.

Sidewalk Chalk Recipes & ways to PLAY

Recipes and Creative ways to PLAY with Sidewalk Chalk

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What could be more fun than exploding chalk paint?  My girls LOVED this activity.  It costs less than a dollar to put together and is seriously SO FUN!


What kid doesn't love squirt bottles? Here is a liquid sidewalk chalk recipe that the kids will love squirting to make art.  Spray it with vinegar after and watch it FIZZ


Playing with frozen chalk on a hot Summer's day is just too perfect.  It allows kids to play and explore outside while also staying cool.  We have made many batches of ice chalk this Summer, and I am sure we will be making many more!

ice chalk play recipe

Kids love launching the rockets high into the air, and when they take off they create beautiful exploding art all over the pavement.

Chalk filled rockets- the rockets fly high in the air, creating beautiful exploding art all over the pavement

Fill eggs with liquid chalk, and let kids crack and splat the eggs to make awesome sidewalk art. These are easy to make & kids will FLIP at getting to CRACK REAL EGGS and toss them freely at the pavement. Really neat art effects, too! (A great way to make use of egg shells after eating the eggs)

sidewalk egg crack painting

This is such a fun way for kids to play with chalk!  Filling the balloons is easy, too!  


Here is a sure fire way to WOW the kids this Summer! Make your own glow in the dark chalk using only two ingredients plus water. This chalk glows in the dark, under UV light, and it even works in broad daylight! 


After eating eggs fill the shells with an easy to make chalk powder mixture and let kids delight in tossing them at the pavement to make beautiful clouds of smoke art in the air and neat art effects on the pavement, too!

sidewalk smoke bombs play recipe

Here is a new and FUN way to play with sidewalk chalk this Summer! Sidewalk GOO Chalk has a traditional chalk-like texture but turns from a solid to a liquid right in kids' hands. Move your hands in patterned ways to create fun sidewalk art or simply let it OOZE.


Fizzing sidewalk paint is so easy to make and SO FUN, especially in the Summer.  Get out the brushes and let kids make a masterpiece all over the pavement.  Once they are done painting they can bring their art to life by making it FIZZ!


Regular old sidewalk chalk is still fabulous too of course.  Did you know that you can make your own?  Check out this homemade sidewalk chalk recipe from I Heart Nap Time for details on how. 

A Few Other Fun Ways to PLAY from around the Web:

Homemade Scented Sidewalk Chalk from The Magnolia Barn

Frozen Popsicle Chalk from Reading Confetti

Reading Confetti also had the fun idea to make ice chalk.  I love how she put hers on a stick to make it easier to hold.

We have more fun sidewalk chalk ideas on the way.  I will add to this collection as we play.  Be sure to check back with us.

Sidewalk Chalk Recipes & ways to PLAY
Tons of fun & creative ways to play with sidewalk chalk; Recipes for exploding art, ice chalk, squirty chalk, chalk bombs,and more!

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