Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DIY Sidewalk Gel Paint

Sidewalk Gel Paint Recipe

My youngest was bored last week while her big sister was away at camp. It was a beautiful afternoon outside, so I decided to whip up a batch of sidewalk gel paint. It's simple to make and quick to clean up with a hose. And the best part, it kept her busy for an entire hour!

Are you in need of a summer boredom buster? Check out the recipe below.

Sidewalk gel paint is easy to make from three ingredients.

DIY Sidewalk Gel Paint

6 tablespoons of cornstarch
4 cups of water
food coloring


In a small bowl, whisk together 1 c. of cold water and 6 tbs. of cornstarch until smooth.

Bring the remaining 3 c. of water to a boil in a saucepan. Turn heat down to low.

While stirring, slowly pour cornstarch/water mixture into the hot water.
Continue stirring until the mixture thickens.

Pour gel into individual containers. Stir in 5 - 10 drops of food coloring to give desired color.

Allow the gel paint to cool completely.

Have fun!

Easy to make sidewalk gel paint is a great summer boredom buster.


  1. I love how simple this is and yet so much fun!

  2. So much fun! My girls would love this!

  3. Never thought about using hot water for the chalk paint. Thanks for the idea, found you on Mom's Library.

  4. Awesome! Featured you on Mom's Library!