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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Puffy Paint

We love sidewalk chalk because it’s a fun activity for kids (and adults) of all ages to do outside. This DIY sidewalk chalk puffy paint only requires a few materials and it’s such a clever spin on the traditional store-bought sidewalk chalk. Kids will love painting with this sidewalk paint this summer!


Materials for DIY Sidewalk Chalk Puffy Paint

How to

Step 1: Mix 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of dish soap. Mix well until all clumps are gone. 

Step 2: Using a cheese grater, grate the sidewalk chalk on the finest setting in the color of your choice. We did orange, yellow, pink and blue!

We used between a 1/2 to 1 full sidewalk chalk piece. Depending on how bright you want the color to be you can mix in more if needed. You can also reuse old chalk pieces that are small!

Step 2 DIY Sidewalk Chalk Puffy Paint

Step 3: Mix well to combine the color. Add more grated sidewalk chalk in if the color is not bright enough!

Step 4: Using a funnel and pour the finished DIY sidewalk chalk puffy paint into a squeeze bottle and you are all ready to go outside and play!

Rainbow made by using DIY Sidewalk Chalk Puffy Paint

Now go outside and make a masterpiece on your driveway with this DIY sidewalk chalk puffy paint!

How long does the DIY sidewalk chalk puffy paint last?

This paint will need to be used the same day and cannot be stored overnight. The water and flour will start to separate and go bad after that. We found using small squeeze bottles were easy to use in a day’s activity.

Clean-up Tips

Clean-up time! When you are finished, simply spray it down with a garden hose on the highest pressure setting. The dish soap should help make the clean-up easier. We recommend you spray while the paint is still wet and do not let it dry in the sun. If this happens, get a brush broom to help scrub some of the paint off while spraying with water.

About the Creator!

Hi! My name Olya, I’m originally from Russia but have been living in the US for 9 years. Now we live near the ocean in Florida, which has been my dream from childhood.

I have 2 beautiful daughters (5) and (2), whom I love like crazy 😜
They inspire me to take different creative photos. I love to dress them in matching outfits ( I think it’s so much fun). I always wanted a little girl and now I have two, what could be better?

My passion has always been to take various creative photos, it brings me so much joy. I believe that all people should be engaged in what brings them joy.

I always try to be positive, I love to meet new people and love to travel.

I hope you enjoy my DIY sidewalk chalk puffy paint activity, if you love chalk art as much as I do check out my Instagram @white.olya!

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