Friday, June 10, 2011

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

IMG_8108  I have been wanting to try making homemade sidewalk chalk paint for a long time.  I finally got over the fear of it not coming off of the cement and made a batch.  Now all I can say is “why did it take me so long to try this?”  The girls (and myself) absolutely loved painting with this paint.  The colors were so vibrant and they covered the concrete so much easier than regular chalk.

IMG_8102 Emily and Juliette each got their own tray of sidewalk chalk paint

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Juliette mixed hers together pretty quickly.  I loved that she used two brushes at a time to paint with!

IMG_8105 Emily was determined to paint the whole patio using all of once color at a time!

We will definitely be trying this again and just so you know it did leave behind a little bit of color after I hosed the patio down, but after a few days you couldn’t even see it anymore. 

Here is the recipe we used:

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Mix together equal parts Corn Starch and water then add food coloring to get to the desired shade of each color.

When I made it for each color I used 2 Tbsp of cornstarch and 2 Tbsp water with about 4 drops of food coloring.  The next time we do this I will need to make more, they could have painted for much longer if we didn’t run out of he paint.  I will probably double is for each color.

7 comments:

Shore Girl said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog through a follower of yours and I'm enjoying browsing through it! Love your stART idea and can't wait to participate! New follower here!

Mama Pea Pod said...

Lovely pictures! Would be so pleased if you came over to link this up to our Outdoor Play linky! This week's is up now.

Beach Mama said...

I am definitely going to do this! Looks like oh so much fun! I may paint along with them. Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!

Ticia said...

Okay, maybe I'll get up and actually do this...... I've had it on my list forever.

Sara said...

Love this idea! My girls would love it too! And I guess it came off the concrete easily? We live in an apartment with a shared courtyard -- so I definitely need it to come off easily when I spray down everything when we are done! Thanks for the idea!!

Elise said...

The colours look vibrant and oh what fun. Side walk chalk painting sure is a great way to fill in a morning or afternoon.

Mama Pea Pod said...

Wanted to pop back over to say thanks for linking up to Outdoor Play! Hope we'll see you again at this week's linky tomorrow!

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