Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Last week, BB and I made our own Sidewalk Chalk Paint. What a fun and easy project! All it takes is cornstarch, water, and food coloring. We mixed it up in baby food jars for easy storage. Here's BB helping to line up all the ingredients and tools that we will need:

I'd seen a post on facebook with a similar idea, and (in typical fashion) I thought, "What a GREAT idea! I even think I can do it a bit better!" I added in the idea of using baby food jars and adjusted the ingredient amounts to match. Here's what we did:

Put 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a baby food jar. Add 2 tablespoons of water.

Add 3-4 drops of food coloring.

Mix well -- and there's your sidewalk chalk paint! Making the smaller amount in the baby food jars allowed us to do a bunch of different colors at once for a full palette. Artist BB approved!

Over time, the cornstarch may settle down and need to be re-mixed, but we've been having fun with these for a few days now.

BB decorated the patio in fine style. Here's my favorite little painting:

Let me know in the comments if you give this a try or have any improvements of your own to the recipe!

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OMG, I remember those EXACT

OMG, I remember those EXACT SAME food coloring bottles from my own childhood. They fit so well in the hand! Amazing how some things never change...and it sounds like a fun project!

We did it!

Great easy activity for kids of all ages and it washes up easily. We used liquid neon food coloring.

great idea!

Liquid neon food coloring is a great idea -- we'll have to give that a try! Thanks for the comment!

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