DIY chalk paint

Chalk paint is so simple to make and because it includes a little bit of chalk pounding, the process of making chalk paint is quite fun too…

DIY Chalk Paint by Teach Preschool

I have tried making chalk paint before but found that crushing the chalk was a bit of a challenge. This time, we used Crayola brand sidewalk chalk and it was much easier to crush. My grandson and I placed the chalk in baggies and set the baggies on the floor. Then we used our shoes to stomp on the chalk to crush it up…

DIY Chalk Paint by Teach Preschool

Once the chalk was all crushed up (or as crushed as we could get it with our shoes) I poured the crushed chalk into paper cups filled with a little bit of water. Too much water made our chalk paint too watery so we emptied much of our water out of the cups and then poured our chalk into smaller amounts of water and mixed it up until it seemed a good consistency for painting…

DIY Chalk Paint by Teach Preschool

Then we took the chalk paint outside to give it a try on the driveway…

DIY Chalk Paint by Teach Preschool

My grandson preferred dumping the paint out of the cups while I preferred painting with the paint brushes…

DIY Chalk Paint by Teach Preschool

While my grandson dumped the paint out of the cups, I painted “X”s around the drive way for my grandson to find and step on…

DIY Chalk Paint by Teach Preschool

We both loved exploring the chalk paint but definitely in our own way…

DIY Chalk Paint by Teach Preschool

And after spilling, pouring, drawing, and driving through the chalk paint – I threw the cups and baggies in the trash and rinsed out the brushes. The rain came along a few days later and washed chalk paint off our driveway saving me from having to do any other cleanup…

DIY Chalk Paint by Teach Preschool

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Links to Grow on

Squirtable sidewalk chalk from Learn Create Love

Scented sidewalk chalk from Learn Play Imagine

More chalk ideas on Pinterest

By |2013-07-23T09:00:11+00:00July 23rd, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Shelle Miller July 23, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Not related to this posting but saw on another tag where you have wall shelves on your walls—where did you get them or how did you make them?

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