Whether you’re looking for something to do with all the little pieces of leftover sidewalk chalk, or you’re ready for a way to mix things up a little…try making some DIY chalk paint with the simple recipe below!


  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Spoon
  • One bowl/container for each color and a lid for storing
  • Paint Brushes
  • Meat tenderizer or rubber mallet 
  • 1 quart plastic FREEZER bags
  • Muffin tin


  1. Have your kids help you sort the colors, putting one color of chalk into each plastic bag and zip closed (Freezer bags work best as they are a little thicker and withstand the pounding without breaking or tearing).
  2. Let them use a meat tenderizer or rubber mallet to pound on the bags of chalk pieces until they are a fine powder with no big chunks. You may have to do the last little bit of pounding to help with this.
  3. Pour the powder into a bowl and add approx.1 tbsp. of baking soda. If you have a large amount of chalk dust you can add more baking soda to thicken the paint 
  4. Slowly add water 1-2 tbsp. at a time and mix well until desired consistency is reached.  You want it to be thicker than water but thinner than paste.
  5. Keep the paints in separate bowls or containers or consider pouring just a little of each color into a muffin tin for easier use.
  6. Use a paintbrush to paint fun designs on your driveway. πŸŒΈβ˜€οΈπŸŒˆπŸΆπŸ™‚
  7. Cover paints when not being used to prolong life