DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Because my stepson goes to school in another county, he gets out of school a week earlier than the kids do where we live. For the first week of his summer visit, I worked from home so I could stay with him since his day camp wasn't open yet. In trying to come up with ideas to entertain both of us, I stumbled upon a recipe for sidewalk chalk paint. Ev is a really creative kid. He likes to draw and create things, so it was right up his alley. 

please excuse my slightly charred cupcake pan.

Half the fun of this project was making the paint itself. Evan was really enthralled with stirring the food coloring in. This paint was so much fun to paint with (even as an adult) that we spent the better part of two hours creating the most vibrant paintings on the playground.

 

 

 

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

 

  • Ingredients:
    • Cornstarch
    • Water
    • Food Coloring

 

  • Fill each cupcake tin 1 part water & 1.5 parts corn starch
  • add a couple drops of food coloring. I used Neon Gel Food Colors by WIlton
  • stir well- you may need to periodically re-stir the paints while you're using them. 

I briefly worried that the gel food coloring would stain the sidewalk, making us enemy number 1 amongst the neighbors. However, the following day it rained, and the sidewalk was returned to it's original, natural (uncolorful) state. 

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