Easy and Fun Summer Activity: DIY Chalk Paint + Printable Stencils |Keeping it Real

Monday, May 31, 2021

Easy and Fun Summer Activity: DIY Chalk Paint + Printable Stencils

Chalk paint is a decorative paint that is made by mixing together a few basic ingredients. The paint can be used on many 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.

Guide to DIY Chalk Paint

Making your own chalk paint is simple! To do so, you will just need 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!

Before you get started, here are a 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 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.

How To 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 away from clothing and surfaces easily, so cleaning up is a breeze! Below are a few ideas for more ways you can use chalk paint. 

Sidewalk Art

  • Paint people, animals, and places
  • Craft summer-themed masterpieces like sunshine and rainbows
  • Paint constellation art using the star stencils 
  • Create games, such as hopscotch or four square courts
  • Practice spelling or counting using the letter and number stencils

Chalkboard Designs

  • Create daily or weekly menus for the family
  • Write a daily affirmation that speaks to you
  • Display a funny joke
  • Countdown to an important date

And apart for the great ways you can use chalk pain at home. now that the weather is finally improving this is also great way to keep your kids occupied out of the house for a while.

Have fun, and happy Monday!

Keeping it Real, craft blog

Disclaimer: this post was written in partnership with Siege Media and Apartment Guide. Printables and images were supplied by them and as such are not owned by me. 


  1. Thank you for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend! It has been chosen as a fave feature for this week's party that goes live on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.

    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I'll head over to the party later today.