Outdoor Activities for Children Ages 0-3
Week of May 31st, 2020

Chalk Ice

TIP: Wet your sidewalk before you paint, this will allow the paint to glide better on the surface when painting. It also makes clean-up much easier!


  • Ice Cube Tray

  • Mini Popsicle Sticks

  • Cheese Grater

  • Freezer


  • 1 piece sidewalk chalk

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

  • 4 tbsp water

What to do:

  1. Start by grating a sidewalk chalk piece into a measuring cup that pours. Use a small grater if you can so that you can grate directly into the cup. If you don't have a small grater, then grate into a larger bowl and then transfer to a pouring cup. Use about half a sidewalk chalk piece per color.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into the measuring cup.

  3. Add 4 tablespoons of water. 

  4. Mix with a whisk..

  5. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray or small plastic container.

  6. Repeat for each color you'd like to make. Double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch. This recipe will fill 2-3 ice cubes.

  7. Add mini popsicle sticks into the ice cube trays. You can lean them to one side to keep them standing up.

  8. Freeze!

  9. Once frozen, let the ice cube tray sit out for a few minutes so that you can easily pull the paintsicles out.

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