- May 8, 2013
- no comments yet
The weather is beautiful here this week. The kids and I have been spending as much time as possible outside. However, a crime was committed. We had no sidewalk chalk. What kind of mom runs out of sidewalk chalk? Oh the humanity. I kid. But my kids were disappointed that we didn’t have any. They wanted to all hop in the car and go buy some RIGHT NOW. I’m not one to run out for things like that, so instead I suggested that we attempted to make our own.
Of course, I have no idea how to actually make chalk. But I do know how to make lots of different kinds of paints. One of the easiest paints to make also generally has the same pastel-ish appearance that chalk does.
You most likely have everything you need to make sidewalk paint already in your kitchen ready to go.
I like to use an egg carton to hold my different color paints while we are outside. Then when we are done we can just throw it away.
Start with one cup of corn starch and mix it with one cup of water. Once you have that completely mixed pour it evenly into your egg carton. Add a few drops of food coloring to each spot and mix it up. There you have your paint.
You can use paint brushes for this, but I have found that those inexpensive sponge brushes work the best.
Now all you have to do is get to town painting with your kids. Being mostly water, all you need to do is rinse with water to get rid of your drawings.
Filed in: Kid's Corner