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Frozen Chalk Paint for Hot Days

I’m always looking for new ideas for some fun with my girls, whether it’s for inside or for something for outside. I often turn to Pinterest for ideas, and just for something to do in the evenings. You can find a lot of great ideas and kids activities on Pinterest. This frozen chalk paint is easy to do, and fun for kids.

Frozen Chalk Paint

Frozen Chalk Paint for Hot Days

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We’ve painted outside with chalk paint (which is just equal parts water and cornstarch with food color) and my kids always enjoy it, so I though I would add a new element to it. Freezing it! A fun, cool activity on a hot summer day.

How to make Frozen Chalk Paint:

Mix equal parts water and cornstarch together. I used a small bowl, and mixed the colors individually this way. I used small popsicle molds. But you could also use ice cube trays with popsicle sticks for the handles.

Apparently my girls are messy painters and would prefer waiting until the ice melts and then pouring the paint on the ground. In the 30°C that we are experiencing they are quickly melting.

Frozen Chalk Paint

After painting a number rooms in a few different houses, I can attest to the fact that they get their messy painting skills from me, their mothers.

The main thing is, they had fun, no matter how they went about it.

Frozen Chalk Paint

We’ll be doing this again and again. It is an easy to make activity and something you can make up and keep in the freeze for some fun through the week.

Tip – add a tiny drop of Dawn to the water and cornstarch mix for easier clean up off hands and clothing.

Frozen Chalk Paint

Ice Chalk Paint

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Homemade chalk paint for hot summer, art time outside.


  • cornstarch
  • water
  • Food Coloring
  • Dish soap


  • ice cube tray & popsicle sticks
  • popsicle tray


  1. Mix together equal parts of water and cornstarch. Add in food color.
  2. For easier clean up add a tiny drop of Dawn dish soap.
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