Painting with Sidewalk Chalk

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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.

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3 Responses to “Painting with Sidewalk Chalk”

  1. Helga May 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe! What fun!

  2. Gabe Nechamkin May 17, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    Nice painting with chalk. It good to make people make painting and learn other ways for painting. I have seen many artist doing painting with different techniques. Art is something which can make you happy from heart.

    Gabe Nechamkin

  3. Linda Bradshaw May 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Oh what fun. My nieces love to do stuff like this when they visit for weeks at a time.