Monday, May 30, 2011

Guest Post: Summer Fun- Sidewalk Chalk Paint!

Hi! I'm Jennifer from Jenerally Speaking which was once called Life with the Lebedas.
I'm a stay at home Mom of two very active toddlers - two and four. My girls are constantly wanting to 'go do something' but as a Mom on a budget I'm always trying to finding fun ways to teach my children we can be creative in our own home!

My girls and I love making our own Sidewalk Chalk Paint!

For only $5, you can purchase all the ingredients unless you already have them in your pantry!


2 Tbsp of Cornstarch (per color)

2 Tbsp of Water (per color)

Food Coloring


Paint Brushes that your prepared to throw away

cups for color

First, add your 2 Tbsp of cornstarch to your cup. Then 2 Tbsp of water and 6-8 drops of food coloring and mix away!! 

Note: It's a lot easier to mix when you add the cornstarch first.

I let my girls have fun measuring it out. If they add a little more of one ingredient, it won't hurt anything. :)

Then give them a paint brush you don't mind trashing at the end of their activity

Harder tipped brushes work the best.

The colors go on so bright ...

and they dry with a chalky look!

Enjoy this fun family activity!

1 comment:

  1. I love the colors you can have when you make your own.


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