Sidewalk Paint Recipe

How to Make Your Own Paint

Pots of coloured paint, overhead view
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You probably have heard of sidewalk chalk, but how about sidewalk paint? Mix up a batch of this paint and then go spend some time outside using it. When you are done painting, this sidewalk paint can be washed off using a hose.

Materials Needed

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • Approximately 12 drops of food coloring (This can be adjusted until you get the desired color)
  • Jar with lid
  • Paint brushes, foam brushes, and/or sponges


    1. Measure the water, cornstarch, and food coloring into a jar. Place the lid on the jar tightly. Shake the jar until the paint is completely mixed. Do this for every color you want to make.
    2. The paint is now ready to use. Use it with paint and foam brushes to make roads, games, and even huge murals on your sidewalk. You can also make fun shapes using sponges. If the paint gets a little too dry, simply add a little bit of water.