Last updated on May 30th, 2021 at 12:02 am
Chalk paint is a decorative paint that is made by mixing together a few basic ingredients. The paint can be used on lots of different surfaces, including outdoors on sidewalks or on chalkboards. Keep reading to discover how to create and use homemade chalk paint. You’ll find three fun stencil packs as well as a guide for creating your own DIY chalk paint below.
Who Can Use Chalk Paint?
Chalk paint is tons of fun for people of all ages to use! Kids can use it to create sidewalk masterpieces that impress the neighbors, and teens or adults can use it to create beautiful chalkboard signs. The paint washes off clothing and surfaces easily, so cleaning up is a breeze! Below are a few ideas for more ways you can use chalk paint:
On a sidewalk or driveway
- Paint people, animals, and places
- Craft summer-themed masterpieces, like boats and rainbows
- Paint constellation art using the star stencils
- Create games, like hopscotch or four square courts
- Practice spelling or counting using the letter and number stencils
On a chalkboard
- Create display daily or weekly menus for the family
- Write a daily affirmation that speaks to you
- Display a funny joke
- Countdown to an important date
Guide to DIY Chalk Paint + Free Stencils
Making your own chalk paint is simple! All you need are these three basic ingredients: water, cornstarch, and food coloring. Check out the guide from Apartment Guide to learn how to create and use DIY chalk paint.
Also, make sure to download one or all of these fun stencil packs to use with your chalk paint!
- Sidewalk Stencils for Kids
- Chalkboard Stencils for Adults
- Letter & Number Stencils for Kids and Adults
Before you get started, here are several tips to keep in mind:
- DIY chalk paint is easy to make, but it doesn’t keep well. Make your paint the same day you plan to use it.
- If the chalk paint seems to be thin or runny, add more cornstarch.
- It can take some time for the paint to dry, even up to a few hours.
- If the chalk paint goes on looking clear, don’t fret! The color will show through when it dries.
- Be sure to use a thin layer of paint so that it doesn’t peel.
Now you know how to make chalk paint–what will you create?