Homemade Ice “Chalk”

Cold and colorful are a perfect combination on a warm summer day! Three simple ingredients and an hour in the freezer is all you need to get the kids playing outside –  whipping up a batch of fun has never been this easy!


  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons washable kids paint
  • ice cube tray



  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Mix all ingredients (working with one paint color at a time), whisking well until all lumps are dissolved.
  3. Fill the ice cube tray with mixture, and freeze until firm.
  4. Repeat as desired for multiple colors!

Photography by Heather Kinkel



Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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