Updated: Jul 16, 2020
Drawing with sidewalk chalk is always a summertime favorite, but did you know you can actually make your own? In this version, we freeze the chalk mixture in popsicle molds to make it fun and festive!
🔲 washable paint (or a few drops of food coloring)
🔲 popsicle mold (or you can use popsicle sticks and a muffin tin)
Mix 1/4 cup of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl or mug. Add at least one tablespoon of washable paint and mix thoroughly. You can add more as needed to get the pigment darker. (You can also use food coloring in place of the paint. Add a few drops and mix until you reach the desired color. When using food coloring, it is also suggested to add a drop of dish soap to help prevent staining of skin and sidewalks.)
Pour the mixture into separate popsicle molds and freeze for a few hours or overnight.
To remove the chalk, run a little water over the mold to loosen and then gently pull out the chalk pop.
Use outside just as you would regular sidewalk chalk! The more the chalk melts, the better it works!
We loved testing out our colors and wish we had added even more paint to make them darker. They dry lighter than they first appear, so keep that in mind when you add your paint.
The more the chalk pops melt, the more like paint they become, but they dry to a chalk like consistency. So cool!
This project was super easy and SO fun! We hope you love it, too! Show us your photos/videos @little.sunshine.mom!