Aug 27, 2013

Homemade Paint Recipe {Chalk Paint}


The other day we shared a simple way to make your own powdered paint using sidewalk chalk.  This paint powder is so easy to make, and there are so many ways to use it in arts, crafts, and PLAY.  Today we added water to our crushed chalk powder to make beautifully vibrant homemade chalk paint.


Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe

Make Your Own Chalk Paint using just two ingredients!  This paint has the texture of chalk but the consistency of a liquid paint- can be used in arts, crafts, and even on the sidewalk!
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Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe

  • Crushed up sidewalk chalk 
  • Water


Making the sidewalk chalk powder is really easy.  Visit my previous post for full instructions.  One box of sidewalk chalk will yield lots of powder that can be used in all sorts of activities.  You can also simply add water to your chalk to make this great chalk paint.

homemade paint recipe

Mixing the water into the chalk powder is lots of fun for kids and gives them the opportunity to explore a variety of textures.  Kids can add more or less water to produce different paint consistencies.  The colors are really vibrant, too!

homemade paint recipe

homemade paint recipe



This is such a frugal way to make paint and Rosie and Jewel LOVE it!

homemade paint recipe

Since this paint is made from a simple chalk and water mixture it is also great for painting on the sidewalk

Homemade sidewalk paint using only two ingredients- vibrant colors and 100% washable!


Vibrant colors and it is 100% washable!

homemade paint recipe


A tip:  We have made paint powder using a variety of different sidewalk chalk brands, and some give more vibrant results.  This sidewalk chalk from Walmart is only one dollar and has given us the best and most colorful powder so far.  It looks like it is not available online, but was still available in stores the last time we were there.  All brands will work,. but you may need more powder to get really colorful paints and play times.  Really, the more rich in color the chalk is the better.

Happy Playing!

Click the photos below for more homemade paint recipes

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