How to Make Your Own Chalk Paint

With many schools delaying the first day back in the classroom, you may be wondering how to keep your kiddos busy this summer. Here’s a fun project you can do with them! Chalk paint is a simple craft you can do at home –– use it to decorate your sidewalk, driveway, or even an indoor chalkboard! 

What you’ll need: 

  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 2 cups water
  • Measuring cups
  • Food coloring
  • Stir sticks
  • 6 cup muffin pan
  • Paintbrushes
  • Knife
  • Stencils

How to make your own chalk paint: 

  1. Combine cornstarch and water in a measuring cup or bowl 
  2. Mix with a stirring stick until smooth
  3. Pour equal amounts of the mixture into each cup of the muffin pan
  4. Add drops of different food coloring to each and mix until blended

After you’ve finished making your chalk paint, you’re ready to start decorating! Check out these printable stencils from Apartment Guide to inspire your artwork and create a masterpiece!

Guest writer, Julia Morrissey

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