Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Sidewalk Chalk Paint - Two Simple Ingredients!

Sidewalk chalk paint is so much cooler than regular old sidewalk chalk!  And it’s crazy easy to make! 

It’s simply 1 part cornstarch to 1 part water.

I made two muffin tins of paint and used 1-1/2 cups cornstarch and 1-1/2 cups water.  Once it was all mixed up, I divided it among the 12 muffin cups, and added two drops of food coloring to each muffin cup.

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My kids had a blast!  And even with the food coloring, the paint didn’t stain.  It came off the driveway, shoes, clothes, hands, and legs without staining a thing.

Thanks to Domestic Charm for giving me this fun idea!

This post is linked to:  It’s Playtime @ Hands On: As We Grow, The Weekly Kid’s Co-op, The Sunday Showcase

18 comments:

Jode said...

Great idea...i love the colours and pics! I make something very similar as a finger paint with cornflour. Thanks for sharing with the Weekly kids Co-Op!

Jenny said...

Thanks! I'd love to hear about your finger paint recipe. Sounds neat!

Nikki said...

Haha aww! They're so cute! I love the colors you made. I'm stopping by from SITS. I hope you and your family are having a great weekend!

Nicole said...

How cute is this! Your kids look like they're having so much fun :)

Visiting from SITS!

misssrobin said...

Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing. And for anwering the question about staining -- I was wondering.

Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

Ranch Mama said...

What fun! This is one of the things we miss about not living in town. The closet paved anything is 4 miles away. And since that's a highway, we wont be painting it! Found you from SITS.

Ranch Mama said...

***closest*** ha! Sorry!

Jenny said...

Thanks! And I hope that you're having a great time relaxing on the beach!

Jenny said...

Thanks! It was a great time! The kids are already asking when they can do it again!

Jenny said...

I was a little worried about staining, and I was so glad when the "paint" came out of everything so easily.

Hope you have a great weekend too!

Jenny said...

Ha! I don't think I would paint the highway either! I grew up in the country, but our house was off of a paved road. I do miss country living though. I will probably get more than my fill of it though when I take the kids back to Texas next month. July heat + mosquitos = not the smartest vacation planning!

Allison said...

It looks like wonderful, creative fun! I'll have to try this with my boys. They love paint and chalk, so what a great idea to combine the two. I'm pinning this!

Jenny said...

And it was so easy! I love when I don't have to go shopping for supplies!

Kate said...

Hi there! We did these last summer and I just mentioned you in my blog! Thanks for the great idea and wonderful pictures!
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Kate

Macayatplay said...

My daughter loves when I make this. It is great for play dates too. Thanks for sharing!

JenniferAnne Hansen said...

Hi, Is there any way to store these or are they make-use-clean up? I was thinking they could be a cute birthday gift or something. Thanks.

Alison Wood said...

Can't wait to try this. WE made home-made play-doh last week! I'm a new follower via Twitter adn Pinterest:)
Visiting from Pint-sized Treasures

Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to make a large batch and store them? Or to package as a gift? Or does it need to be used right away?