Chalk paint is a decorative paint that can be used on a variety of surfaces and is made by mixing three basic ingredients (water, cornstarch and food coloring). Using chalk paint outdoors is a fun summer activity for kids, and adults can use it to create elegant or fun chalkboard art, menus and more. Find our easy DIY chalk paint recipe below as well as printable stencils and examples of how they can be used by all ages.
Quick tips before you get started:
To create your own homemade chalk paint, you’ll only need a few basic ingredients.
Gather the materials and ingredients listed below and follow our step-by-step directions to whip up your very own chalk paint.
Note: This recipe makes 2 cups of paint, enough for six different colors.
Follow the six steps below to make your chalk paint and to learn how to use our stencils to start creating masterpieces.
There are many ways for people of all ages to get creative using chalk paint. Kids can use it to create art on their driveways or sidewalks, and adults can paint chalkboard signs with meaningful quotes or phrases. Whether you’re looking for a new fun art project for the kids or to display words of encouragement around the home, you can find inspiration from our tips below.
Most kids are familiar with using traditional chalk to create sidewalk masterpieces. Using chalk paint is a similar experience, but allows kids to use paintbrushes. Chalk paint, just like with regular chalk, easily washes off of skin and surfaces. Your kids can impress the neighbors using our stencils to paint fun sidewalk art and stay entertained outdoors all day with this engaging activity.
Here are some ways kids can use our stencils:
Making your own chalkboard sign is a great way to display positive affirmations, funny phrases or meaningful words around your home. Using our arrow, leaf, banner and ampersand stencils, you can easily create beautiful signs to display around your home. Since the chalk paint washes off, you can also constantly alter your signs to fit your mood or be suitable for a specific occasion.
Below is a list of ways to use these stencils to get creative:
If you need assistance crafting the perfect letters or numbers to complete your design, we’ve got you covered.
Kids can practice spelling with our large letter stencils or create games, such as hopscotch, using our large number stencils. We also included a set of smaller numbers and letters for adults to use on chalkboards. Use them to clearly paint your favorite inspirational phrase or highlight an important date.
Check out the full DIY chalk paint guide below as well as additional inspiration for how to use it.