Wednesday, July 4, 2012

How to make sidewalk chalk paint

Checking off one more thing on my bucket list for this summer. I found a great sidewalk chalk paint recipe on pinterest that looked easy, affordable and a whole lot of fun!

What you'll need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • Bowls
  • Tablespoon
  • Paintbrushes
  • Wipes for clean up

Mix together equal parts of cornstarch and water. Start off with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water. Mix together until you have a smooth consistency.  You shouldn't feel any drag from the cornstarch, but it also shouldn't be too liquify either. It should pour off your spoon and not leave a layer of cornstarch goo in the bowl or on your spoon. 

Now add the food colouring! You will want to make a few batches so you can have a few colours of chalk paint.

I stripped my son down as he is still quite young and will get messy! Since it has food colouring be sure to wear play clothes. 

What I like best about making homemade sidewalk chalk paint is that it is safe for the wee little ones that still like to eat everything in sight! 

I took some Huggies Simply Clean wipes to wipe down my son. It came off quite easy. It also washes off the sidewalk nicely too. 

So there you have it. A fun activity to involve the kids with making and keep them busy this summer!

Here's another great blog on how to make sidewalk chalk from our friends at momstown Edmonton South.

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget to link to Edmonton south too :) They made sidewalk chalk paint too