Drawing outdoors is one of the best parts of summer, so why not make sure they have all the tools of the trade? Sidewalk chalks are inexpensive and fun, and wash away when the day is done, (or the rain comes). Choose from a huge range of colors, textures, and finishes and get the kids creating.
Turn your patch of sidewalk into a beautiful spring garden with this sidewalk chalk stamper set. Use the chalk sticks to set the scene, and then add some of the included chalk powder to the stamper, choose a stencil, and stamp. Even the most novice artist can create a work of art to style-up the sidewalk.
Get together with your friends and create stunning circular art on the sidewalk with this spiral art kit from Playground Classics. Build the large circle, and then have fun using one of the nine included stencils to produce an array of fabulous patterns on the sidewalk, playground, or anywhere else that needs brightening up.
Bring some real sparkle to outdoor play, using Crayola’s glitter sidewalk chalk. In five vibrant, highly pigmented colors, these chalks are infused with glitter to produce beautiful shimmery scenes that really catch the light. The anti-roll shape of the chalk sticks ensures they stay put and don’t roll away, giving parents peace of mind, too.
This set of Crayola Special Effects Sidewalk Chalk gives you four for the price of one! Each stick (there are five included) features four different colors, meaning just one stroke of the stick will leave a rainbow of shades on whatever surface you draw on. Just spray with water to wash away, and start again.
Nobody will think your child’s sidewalk art is despicable when they use these gorgeous Minion-shaped chalks! Featuring all the favorite characters from the movies, these six chalks are sturdy and thick, meaning less breakages and longer lasting fun. In white, gray, purple, red, blue, and of course, yellow, they’re sure to spark your child’s creativity.
Be a sidewalk superhero! Crayola has come up with this Marvel-lous set of sidewalk chalks based on the Incredible Hulk’s coloring, and even comes with a step-by-step guide on the back to show you how to draw the gigantic green giant. With eight chalks included, this set will be all the rage in the neighborhood.
Mandalas are almost everywhere at the moment, but one place you don’t see them is the sidewalk. Until now, that is. Unfold the giant mandala stencil and use it to create stunning and vibrant patterns on the driveway, sidewalk, or even basketball court. Set includes fold up stencil, six jumbo chalks, and instructions.
Unleash your child’s creativity using chalk in a slightly different way. Paw Patrol chalk paints are a fun way to create works of art outdoors, and offer an alternative to chalk sticks. Each of the three containers holds a different color chalk powder – just add water and watch as your child brushes, rolls, or draws.
Made from the same ingredients at Tums antacid tablets, these chalks aren’t going to harm your toddler if they get in their mouths (not that it’s recommended, of course, because…yuck!) The plastic tub contains 23 sticks in different colors, and, thanks to their triangular shapes, they won’t roll down the drive or into the road.
Now your child’s creativity will really stand out, thanks to the super-bright neon colors included in this set of four sidewalk chalk paint pens. Just add water to the hot pink, yellow, green, and blue pens, shake, and draw. The sturdy tip on each marker allows for precision drawing, resulting in some truly fine art.
Create a whole menagerie of animal faces on the sidewalk without having to draw freehand. NPW-USA have put together this set of five animal faces and four chalks, designed to make it easy for little Picassos to add some art to their outdoor play. A great set for children aged 3 and over.
Share your creativity with the world for longer, by using glow-in-the-dark sidewalk chalks from Yoobi. With three white chalk sticks included, this set will allow your art to really shine, long after the sun has gone down. Fully washable, these chalks just need a little light to activate them, and then away they glow!
You’ll be the brightest artist on the block when you use these Special Effects Sidewalk Chalks from Crayola. The strongly pigmented neon colors in these five chalks will ensure your creative outdoor play efforts don’t go unseen, while the triangular shape of the sticks keep them exactly where you out them. Fully washable with water.
Add different techniques to street art by combining the chalk sticks and chalk paints included in this awesome set by Crayola. With three 8oz bottles of neon chalk paint, three chalk sticks, a paint brush, paint roller, and reusable paint tray for mixing, your sidewalk chalk creations will put others in the shade.
Fans of Finding Dory will adore what Disney Pixar has come up with. With five colored jumbo chalk sticks, this set also includes five chalk holders, making it easy (and less messy) for little ones to grasp and use. Featuring cute pictures from the movie, these holders will delight little ones and make chalks last longer.
These chalk holders will really make the kids Olaf, with the gorgeous images from the movie, Frozen. The five jumbo chalks included in the set fit inside the holders, making them easier to grip and less likely to break. Put one of these in a child’s hand and they won’t want to ‘let it go’!
Suitable for kids aged 6 and over, these spray bottles add a whole new dimension to outdoor play. Each of the four bottles contains a different colored chalk powder which, once warm water is added, turns into a vibrant chalk paint ready to be sprayed. Perfect for ‘graffiti’ and other temporary street art. Fully washable.
If you like organic food you’ll LOVE Wee Can Too Veggie, the sidewalk chalk you can eat! Made from plant-based, organic ingredients, this chalk will make natural artists out of your kids. It’s even suitable for special diets, as it’s wheat-free and dairy-free, and using plant-based colors, it makes art that’s good enough to eat.
Color inside the lines with Crayola’s Color Core Sidewalk Chalk. Each white stick contains a core of eye popping color – blue, yellow, orange, green, and red – meaning you can create awesome special effects with just one stroke of the chalk. These superb anti-roll chalk sticks are fully washable, leaving a clean slate for tomorrow.
Turn the sidewalk into the boardwalk by chalking adorable sea life images everywhere. The giant foldable stencil contains gorgeous beachy themes, such as boats, turtles, seahorses, and starfish, and, using the six large sidewalk chalks provided, you can bring your vacation to your own front door. Perfect for creative outdoor play.
Wowzer! Look at all of the glorious colors and styles contained in this one box! The 64 sidewalk chalks include two neon, two glitter neon, and two tie-dye chalks, as well as a multitude of rainbow colored sticks for the best art on the block. Make your mark with color, and then wash it away.
Make your sidewalk art really stand out, literally. Crayola brings you the 3D Glitter Chalk pack which contains five sticks of glitter chalk and a pair of 3D glasses to view your masterpieces through. Complete with instructions on drawing effective three dimensional pictures, these totally washable glittery colors are truly eye-popping.
This is one outdoor play idea you can really roll with! This washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint comes with two rollers (one textured, one smooth), and two foam brushes for different textures and techniques. Add water to the chalk powder, mix, and create. With three tubs of chalk powder, the box even includes ideas for color-mixing.
Take the rake and go crazy with this offering from Crayola. The Rainbow Rake features five ‘prongs’ each designed to hold one piece of chalk, which lock the chalk stick in place. Kids can run, jump, and go wild, pulling or pushing the rake along and leaving rainbow-colored patterns in their wake. With five chalks.
Remember Mr. Potato Head? Well, now you can include him in your outdoor play. Each of the six chalk holders features a Mr. Potato Head character and contains one different colored washable chalk, making it easy and fun for little ones to hold. With no mess and less breakage, it’s great news for parents, too.
Keep all their chalks safe when they’re not being used, thanks to this fab plastic tub from ToySmith. Each tub contains 20 four inch chalk sticks, in a variety of rainbow colors, for endless outdoor play and creativity. Fully washable, these chalks will get them away from their screens and out in the fresh air.
Hey man, these tie dye sidewalk chalks are like really awesome! The swirly colors can create groovy flower-power art on most outdoor surfaces, and the anti-roll shape of the sticks means they won’t roll away when you put them down. Want a different vibe? Just spray them down and start all over again. Dig it?
This set of washable sidewalk chalks is a smorgasbord of patterned pavement possibilities! Along with the ‘normal’ chalks, there are marbled ones, spotted ones, spiralled ones and even rainbow ones, meaning anything can happen to your works of art as the chalk wears down. These dust-free chalks are non-toxic and environmentally friendly, too.
The force will be strong when you color with the Star Wars 3 Piece sidewalk chalk set. The holder features Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens, and is the perfect size to house one of the two jumbo chalk sticks included, keeping hands clean and breakages low. Perfect for drawing lightsabers, or other galactic masterpieces.
Make your own sidewalk chalk at home by following this great tutorial from Playful Learning. By mixing paint with Plaster of Paris, and using empty cardboard tubes as molds, you can create your own colors and shades for use outdoors. Fun to make with the kids, or do it when they’re asleep as a surprise.
Make outdoor play more colorful by making these stencils to go along with their sidewalk chalks. Using a variety of household objects (or freehand if your artsy), draw different shapes onto cardstock and cut out, giving the kids a new way to get creative with their colors. Simple and inexpensive.
This blog post from Family Education brings together loads of ideas for driveway fun. There’s activities to do using sidewalk chalk, like that old favorite, Hopscotch, as well as non-chalky fun such as Jump Rope Rhyming and Bubble Contests. Kids love being outdoors, so set up these simple games and let the good times roll.
Upgrade your creative game by making liquid sidewalk chalk, and discover a whole new world of painting fun. Using ingredients from your kitchen, these liquid chalks can be created in no time, and used to decorate the driveway, or sidewalk. Then when they’ve run out of space, squirt on the vinegar and behold: it disappears!
For a great chalk-inspired game that’s more permanent, why not install this DIY outdoor hopscotch in the backyard? Using paving slabs, exterior paint, and spray paint, you can create a hopscotch game that won’t wash away in the rain. Take them back to the good old days, and get them out in the fresh air.
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