Easy Stained Glass Sidewalk Chalk Art Using Painter’s Tape

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hand pulling blue painters tape off concrete with chalk stained glass art

This easy sidewalk chalk art project will color you happy! 🎨

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, we saw a trend going around using painter’s tape and sidewalk chalk to create some beautiful outdoor masterpieces! Even though we may be spending less time at home these days, we’ll always be looking for ways to enjoy some family time outdoors, and this activity remains a Hip2Save favorite!

hand pulling blue painters tape of chalk colored pavement

Make beautiful stained glass sidewalk chalk art right outside your home…

Although there are so many fun DIY crafts and activities you can do with your kiddos, we love the simplicity of this one. This sidewalk chalk art project is really easy to set up, it only requires two different materials, and it will leave your child with a totally unique and photo-worthy result every time.

various colors of sidewalk chalk laying in front of stained glass painted art on sidewalk

All you need for this fun activity is some sidewalk chalk, painter’s tape, somewhere to color (like a sidewalk or driveway), and your imagination! To get started, just use the painter’s tape to tape off sections of your coloring surface. The tape can be placed at completely random angles – there’s no wrong way to do it!

Once you’ve placed your tape where you want it, color away!

Hip tip for recreating this easy stained glass sidewalk chalk art: After coloring in a section of your artwork, try using your hand or an old sock to smooth it out. This is a great way to blend different colors and spread the chalk dust into the corners and other spots you might have missed.

peeling off painters tape from sidewalk chalk

Once you have all the sections of your artwork colored in, remove the tape, stand back, and admire your colorful creation!

Check out some of these gorgeous finished products for inspiration: 

different artwork on sidewalk with chalk

bright colors of chalk on sidewalk

kids outside standing in front of colorful chalk art

tie dye stained glass chalk art on pavement

baby laying on sidewalk with chalk drawing of be strong and barbell weights

With warmer weather upon us, this activity is a great way to spend a little time outside while adding a pop of color to your world. Thank you to all of our team members and valued readers who contributed their beautiful photos. They’re all so gorgeous and made us so happy just looking at them. Enjoy! 🌈😍

Want another fun activity to keep the family busy? Make the softest 2 ingredient play-dough!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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  1. MrsG

    We did this one day! So fun.

  2. Clare

    Sidewalk chalk is like toilet paper right now! So hard to find!

    • frugal-fit-sexy

      Cleaning up the garage, we came upon a lot of 100 chalk that we bought last year at Sam’s club. We were so excited.

    • Sara

      If you have a reason to grab some essential stuff at Target anytime soon maybe check there, Clare! I was just there the other day when I was getting groceries and they had a bunch of chalk. If you also look in the outdoor section where the outdoor toys are they had some really cute sets made by a brand called Sun Squad – here’s a link if you’re doing all your shopping online right now – https://goto.target.com/c/12116/81938/2092?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fs%3FsearchTerm%3Dsun%2Bchalk

    • Kathy P

      Make your own chalk paint. Mix equal parts warm water with corn starch. Stir until no lumps. Add your choice of food coloring, and them “paint” away. We put ours into several paper cups and made multiple colors. I carried them to the driveway in a muffin tin to keep them from spilling.

      • Kathy P

        Forgot to mention that the colors are brighter once it dries. And food die can be found in the Easter aisle right now.

    • Ben

      Omg! ur so right. Toilet paper is sooooooooo hard to find right now

  3. Amyarlene

    You can also do this on glass doors or windows with washable paint with a little dish soap mixed in. More clean up but it looks really cool! A friend did it on his front door with his daughter and he said she had a blast!

    • Sara

      That does sound like something kids would love so much! Thanks for sharing your idea with us, Amyarlene!

    • Christal Kuchera

      Yes! We did this and it was tons of fun. I know friends have used -acrylic paint on glass (first putting on the painters tape). We used Crayola washable poster paint, which I poured a couple tablespoons in a muffin tin and added a drop of Dawn and a dribble of water in each color in the tin…then painted it on the window! So easy and my kids loved it!

  4. susan

    We did our driveway and it turned out awesome!

    • Sara

      I love hearing that! Thanks, Susan! If you ever share any photos make sure to tag us so we can see!

  5. Heather

    We used masking tape, it was cheaper for us. It was so much fun!

    • Sara

      That’s a great idea, too, Heather! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Klp

    I got painters tape at the dollar tree that worked well!

  7. holly

    If you don’t have sidewalk chalk, you can make sidewalk chalk paint with cornstarch and food coloring

  8. Sara

    Since our community can’t have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, we’re having a social distancing one where neighbors are coloring Easter eggs on their sidewalks and driveways for others to “find” on walks. My kids and I had a great time coloring some the other evening. The rain washed them away so now we’ll get to do it again.

  9. Jackie

    We have been doing this all week long! First we could only find like 6 sticks of chalk. I went on line to order some and OMG it’s crazy, they are all out and Amazon’s prices are ridiculous. For a bucket of chalk, that usually costs $5, they are charging $25…really!?!? I knew we had more in the garage so we decided to look for them and in the process we cleaned the garage also. Luckily we found a big tub full of chalks (60+ sticks). We made a sign for our trash collector this morning and we have been doing stain glass stencils all over our drive way. But honestly this is a great way to get the kids outside and even my oldest one who is 14 is enjoying this.

  10. Ben

    I remember doing this activity when i was little in art class, It was so fun!

  11. Ben

    I also remember doing this in my car port. So fun!

  12. Katie Stanley

    Does anyone know when making the puffy paint sidewalk paint if there is something else that can be used instead of shaving cream?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Katie! With a Google search on that, it seems some have used white glue, whipped cream and / or cornstarch if you wanted to check for similar combinations. Hoping that helps! ❤️🤗

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