Chalk It Up

 It is so great to finally be outside again, but it has been so hot lately! Chalk is fun, but have you ever made chalk ice paint that erupts? And that erupts with such vibrancy and blends so easily together? If your kids like chalk, you have got to try this amazing erupting ice chalk paint! They will love it and you both will love that it’s a cooling activity on these hot summer days.

Supplies Needed

  • 1/4 cup baking soda

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 1/2 cup water

  • Liquid watercolor paint or food coloring

  • Ice cube tray

  • Vinegar

  • Squeezy bottles


  • In a medium bowl, mix together ¼ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of cornstarch. Stir in liquid watercolor paint and top off with ½ cup of water.

  • Once the mixture is mixed well together, pour it into an ice cube tray. (I prefer to use the rubber ice trays so the chalk paint is easier to remove when ready to use.) Place in the freezer until all the way frozen or when you’re ready to use it.

  • Put vinegar in the squeezy bottles and watch the ice paint erupt when the vinegar hits them!

  • For the best results, hose down your driveway or sidewalk. This isn’t necessary but helps colors spread and blend together better.

  • Invite your child to grab the ice chalk paint and let their creativity flow.