Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

May 3, 2012

Fun, easy activities to keep the boys entertained are something I am always looking for, so, when Mindee started this Pinterest Party I just knew it was my chance to search in my Fun ideas for the Kids pinterest board, and I pulled out this gem.

I am joining Mindee from Our Front Door and she is hosting a Pinterest party every Tuesday and Thursday in May.  Looking for the perfect opportunity to share a Pinterest find?  Now is your time.  Go check out what others have made too.

Homemade Sidewalk chalk paint!  3 ingredients, about 2 seconds to put it together and the sidewalk is our canvas.

We used plastic cups and a muffin tin to hold the cups, it happened to be a very windy day when we painted, so this helped keep them upright.

To each cup simply add in 2 tablespoons cornstarch, several drops of food dye (6-8 is recommended)

And 4 tablespoons of water.  Stir well

See all the beautiful colors we made.

Then get down and start painting.

It dries quickly and is so much fun.  I just may have enjoyed it as much as the boys.

The boys loved it.

It easily kept their attention for 1 hour, or until we ran out of paint and had to mix up another batch.

I got into it a little too!

Overall, I will say, this is an excellent find.  We will be doing this again very soon!

We haven’t gotten a substantial rain since painting and it’s still there, flaking a little bit.  But could easily be washed off with a water hose if need be.

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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

recipe from Hammer and Thread

2 tablespoons cornstarch

4 T water

6-8 drops food coloring (the more the darker the paint)

Mix together and paint away.  Easily cleaned off hands and clothes as well.

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Missy Jill (What's Going On Here!?) May 3, 2012 at 6:57 am

I pinned this. I loved the idea of using muffin tins to keep the cups from tipping over.


Ada May 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

This looks super easy and fun!
I will have to give it a try.


The Lumberjack's Wife May 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

How fun and easy! Thanks for trying it out for us! Your boys are super cute, too. 🙂


The big 30! June 22, 2012 at 6:22 am

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