Painting with Sidewalk Chalk
After a long Midwest winter there is nothing more blissful than warm sunshine! So the Chicago weather has us in quite a good mood. We felt obligated to take advantage such a nice day and want you to as well. Get outside with your kids and find your bliss by trying today’s activity: Sidewalk chalk paint!
Who doesn’t love covering a driveway or sidewalk in drawings? And without a messy trail of chalk? Win! All you need is corn starch, water and food dye. Using cups and a muffin tin to form a palette, we sent our Kolcraft “kids” out to test this one.
How to create your chalk paint:
- Mix together equal amounts of corn starch and water
- Add a few drops of food coloring.
- The corn starch will start to settle after the chalk solution has been sitting, but all you need to do is stir it up again.
Find some good-size brushes (we bet sponge brushes would work, too) and let your artist go!
We hope you find bliss from activities with your family like this one.
Posted May 15, 2013