Pinterest Tested: Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! Each Monday I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It’s like the Mythbusters of Domesticity!

This week I am testing this PIN:
It’s a recipe for sidewalk chalk paint! Just in time for warm weather and lots of time spent outside.
THE TEST: Will the kids have fun with this? How labor intensive is it to make? How does it look on the sidewalk? Is it easy to clean up?
These are the ingredients I used: 

I mixed the whole box of cornstarch with 2 cups water in a big bowl. Then I poured it into a muffin tin and added color to each separate cup. This is what it looked like:
THE RESULT: Easy to make, easy to clean, inexpensive, fun summer activity! Next time I’m adding more dye, though. It would have been better if the colors were brighter.


  1. I bought “spray” sidewalk chalk. You just add water to the spray bottles. Do you think this would work in the bottles or is it too thick?


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