Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Can you believe that in one week it will be July?? I can hardly believe it! When we were living out east, it was so hot and humid by May 1st that by the end of June I was already praying for summer to be over. Since moving to the Great North West, we've been loving the mild spring weather. Summer is just starting here and we can go outside in the middle of the day without sweating!! Sorry to all my east coast friends, you're welcome to visit me. Seriously!!
how to make sidewalk chalk paint

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A new favorite outdoor activity for us is homemade chalk paint. It takes us a few minutes to make it up and Captain Awesome can help me with the whole process. His favorite part is picking out the colors and mixing them into the solution. The recipe is basically 2 ingredients  - cornstarch and water (well 3 if you count the dye).

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint


Ingredients:

  • 1 part cornstarch
  • 1 part water
  • Food coloring
  • cheap foam brush or cheap paint brush

Step 1:

*I suggest making this outside, then kids can easily help with the mixing and pouring. Mix your cornstarch and water in a bowl with a whisk until nice and blended. If it's too thick, add more water, too thin add more cornstarch. 

Step 2:

Divide into small sections of cupcake sections or other container. This is a great part to let the kids help with. It might be a little messy, but it's easy to clean up. 


Step 3: 

Now for the fun part, add the colors! This a great time to let your kids experiment with how much of one color they should use. They might use too much, but they'll learn and have fun while doing it. Kids always have more fun when they're in charge! 

what's your kids favorite summer outdoor activity. 
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