Make Sidewalk Paint in Used Honey Bottles

Ah, summer is finally here. School is out and it’s time to have some fun in the sun. With the weather warming up, it’s important to get the kids off the couch and outside playing. The best way to keep children cool while being entertained is sidewalk chalk, where they can sit and let their creativity flow.

Instead of purchasing sidewalk chalk, why not make your own sidewalk paint using your leftover Sue Bee® honey bottles? Recycle your old honey bottles and turn them into something new, unique and fun for the whole family.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 part corn starch
  • 1 part water
  • Food coloring
  • Empty Sue Bee® honey bottles
  • Paint brushes
  • Name tags (optional)


  1. Remove the labels and thoroughly clean the Sue Bee® honey bottles.
  2. In each bottle, mix in the corn starch, water and food coloring of your children’s choice.
  3. Replace the lids on the bottles and shake for 15 to 20 seconds.
  4. Dip paint brushes into bottles and you’re good to go!

With just a few simple ingredients and a couple easy steps, you can make the creation of sidewalk paint a family activity. Have the kids pick out which colors they want and let them shake, shake, shake the ingredients up.

Get creative with the food coloring by mixing the red and yellow dye to make orange or mix blue and red to make purple. The more colors, the more possibilities for your children to create.

Make sure you don’t forget to keep the lids to the bottles to be able to reuse the paint all summer. The next time you are ready to use it, just give the bottle another shake to remix all the ingredients.

Sue Bee® honey is happy to supply you with what is sure to “bee” the sweetest summer activity yet. Challenge your kids to let their imaginations run wild while they paint the sidewalk, with the help of our adorable bottles.

Let us see your kids creations by snapping a picture and tagging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SBHCrafts today.

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