With hints of spring in the air in so many places across the country this week, it’s definitely a good time to start planning for those warm weather activities. The next time the sun shines, make a craft date with your creative kids and spend the afternoon whipping up a dazzling rainbow of family-friendly homemade sidewalk chalk paints!

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Your kids will love the idea of creating their own immediately usable paints, and because you’ll be raiding the kitchen or your kids’ art supplies instead of a toy store, you probably won’t have to plan ahead to make some crafty fun happen! Ready to give it a try? This easy-to-follow homemade sidewalk chalk paint tutorial from Lisa at Little Monster will walk you through the whole paint-making process, and the video she made will show you just how easy it is for little ones to help.

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Sidewalk chalk paint is an awesome way to get kids excited about creating art and playing outside—it’s sure to be a huge spring and summer hit for both parents and kids!