Paint the Town with Homemade Sidewalk Paints

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Paint the Town with Homemade Sidewalk Paints

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!


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.


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!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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