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Get Creative: 10+ Fun Sidewalk Chalk Ideas!

Kick summer boredom to the curb and keep the kids entertained this summer with these 10+ Fun Sidewalk Chalk Ideas!

Summer Boredom Busters: 10+ Fun and Creative Sidewalk Chalk Ideas
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Get Creative With Sidewalk Chalk!

We’re heading into what I refer to as the “Summer Doldrums…”  The Fourth of July Festivities will be over soon and we’ll still have several weeks before our planned summer vacation and back to school excitement.

We still have a few fun activities on the agenda; a trip to the water park, weekly library visits and a couple days at a day camp.  In between all these activities, I still have to keep my kids busy during the day and away from tv and electronic devices.

One of my favorite activities to keep the kids entertained for hours is just a plain ol’ box of sidewalk chalk! 

Sidewalk chalk ideas

So much fun and just a fabulous way to get their imaginations flowing!  We are always trying to come up with the best ideas for things to draw with chalk!

Over the years, we have played with all sorts of chalk and sidewalk chalk art accessories.  Here are our favorites.

Favorite Sidewalk Chalk and Accessories

Frequently Asked Sidewalk Chalk Questions

How to make Homemade Chalk

To make your own chalk, mix ¼ cup of warm water with ½ cup of Plaster of Paris in a bowl. Add the chalk mixture to a mold or ice cube tray. Boom! You have chalk!

How to make Colored Homemade Chalk

To add color your homemade chalk, before adding to the mold, mix in 2-3 tablespoons of tempera paint. The more paint you add, the more saturated the color will be. Add your colored chalk mixture to a mold and when it dries, you have colored chalk!

What is the best sidewalk chalk to purchase?

My favorite is the Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk it will wash out of clothes and is (imo) the best and brightest, saturated chalk out there.

Fun Sidewalk Chalk Ideas:

I’ve put together this great little roundup of inspirational chalk art ideas to help get your kids natural curiosity and imagination flowing.  So grab your box of sidewalk  and head outdoors to your closest sidewalk for hours of nonstop fun and entertainment for the kiddos!

Kick summer boredom to the curb and keep the kids entertained this summer with these 10+ Fun Sidewalk Chalk Ideas!

Sidewalk Chalk Art

1.  Chalk art/photography.  

Grab a pen and make a list of all the things to draw with sidewalk chalk.  My kids get so excited when I pull out my camera and a ladder to get interactive pictures of them in their Chalk masterpieces!

Sidewalk chalk art

Sidewalk Chalk Games

2.  Chalk Hopscotch:

3.  Chalk Checkers:

4.  Sidewalk Chalk Twister  (this one is a bit messy, but oh-so fun!)

5.  DIY Chalk Canvas:  Don’t have a driveway to decorate?  No problem, check out this Canvas idea from

6.  How about this Simple Simon game from Toddler Approved?

Sidewalk Chalk Crafts:

7.  Get crafty with this chalk hair coloring technique from So Here’s my Life.

Sidewalk Chalk Crafts

8.  Or how about making your own sidewalk chalk, like they did over at Playful

How to make sidewalk chalk

9.  I love this cool trick for making chalk more vibrant, found over at Paper and Fox.

Chalk art ideas

DIY Chalk Recipes:

10.  These crafty variations of sidewalk chalk look like so much fun!

DIY Chalk Pops

Erupting Ice Chalk Paint Recipe

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk recipe

More than just chalk…  Here are a couple more boredom busters for the kids:

Now it’s your turn!  What are some of your family’s favorite way to play with Sidewalk chalk?  Sound off in the comment section below!

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