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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

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.

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 sidewalk chalk ideas for things to draw!

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 to 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 kid’s natural curiosity and imagination flowing. 

So grab your box of sidewalk chalk 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 ideas

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 art

Sidewalk Chalk Game Ideas

2.  Chalk Hopscotch:

hopscothch with sidewalk calk

3.  Chalk Checkers:

sikdewalk cahl ideas: 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 Babbledabbledo.com.

6.  Simple Simon Sidewalk Chalk Game

How about this Simple Simon game from Toddler Approved?

sidewalk chalk ideas: simple simon game

Sidewalk Chalk Craft ideas:

7.  Chalk Hair Color

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

sidewalk chalk crafts: chalk hair color

8.  Make your own Sidewalk Chalk for your chalk masterpieces

The ultimate money-saving chalk art idea: making your own sidewalk chalk, as they did over at Playful Learning.net.

How to make sidewalk chalk

9.  Make your homemade Chalk more vibrant:

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

Chalk art ideas

10.  Make DIY Chalk “pops”

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

DIY Chalk Pops

sikedwalk chalk ideas

11. Chalk cubes that “erupt” yes, please!

Erupting Ice Chalk Paint Recipe

chalk art ideas

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 ways to play with Sidewalk chalk?

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  1. I showed my girls the ideas for sidewalk Ice chalk and they loved it. We will be trying it this weekend.