You will need for Sidewalk Chalk Paint:
- 1 Cup of Corn Starch
- 1 Cup of Water
- Food Coloring
- A Muffin Tin
- Foam Paint Brushes
Mix the corn starch and the water together really well. It will be tough to stir at first, but as the corn starch mixes with the water it will get much easier to stir. I like making this in a container with a spout, so it is easier to pour it into the muffin tin.
Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup and stir it with a spoon until the colors are well blended and vibrant.
You will need for Sidewalk Chalk Spray Paint:
- 1 Cup Corn Starch
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 2 Cups Water
- Food Coloring
- Spray Bottles
Mix the corn starch, baking soda and water together in a container with a spout until well blended. Pour some of the mixture into various spray bottles. Add a few drops of food coloring to each spray bottle and then shake it side to side until well mixed. You don’t want the straw in the spray bottle to touch the bottom or it will get gummed up.
My kids can seriously spend hours outside painting with these different paints. The paints are so much more vibrant than normal sidewalk chalk and it is much easier to fill in their drawings with color.
We also love to take it a step further and play some games with the paints too. We will mark lines on the sidewalk and then do a bean bag toss game to see who can toss the beanbag the furthest. Then we will start making up silly stipulations, like who can toss the bean bag the furthest while hopping on one foot, or throwing it backwards over their shoulder.
My 7-year-old also loves to play tic-tac-toe with the paints too. She is always pine cones and I am rocks.
This paint really does just wash away. My kids usually end up coated in it and I have never had it stain any clothes, even the really vibrant colors. The paint also comes off the bricks and other items my kids have painted outside.
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Do your kids love chalk as much as mine do?