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Chalk Ice

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Ice
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: chalk ice, ice painting, sidewalk chalk ice
Servings: 2 ice cubes


  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Mini Popsicle Sticks
  • Cheese Grater
  • Freezer


  • 1 piece sidewalk chalk
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp water


  • 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. We used about half a sidewalk chalk piece per color.
    Grate Chalk for Ice Chalk
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into the measuring cup.
    Add Cornstarch for Ice Painting
  • Add 4 tablespoons of water. 
  • Mix with a whisk.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray or small plastic container.
    Pour into Ice Cube Tray
  • 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.
  • Add mini popsicle sticks into the ice cube trays. You can lean them to one side to keep them standing up.
  • Freeze.
  • Once frozen, let the ice cube tray sit out for a few minutes so that you can easily pull the paintsicles out.



Each recipe will make 2-3 ice cubes. Double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch. See our clean-up tips above before using.