We made some SUPER easy Sidewalk Chalk Paint the other day when the summer “boredom” hit.
I have seen this all over the net and we finally got around to making it. We simply took 1/4 cup of cold water and mixed in a 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Then we added a **small** amount of food coloring to give it a little bit of color.
*(Do not add a lot of food coloring…after washing the green paint off the sidewalk, I noticed it left a very light stain behind…so use food coloring at your own risk)!
But other than that…it really entertained the kids for quite a while. We even ended up making another round of paint after they exhausted the first ones.
The paints looked really great when they dried. The cornstarch shows up and the paint has a chalky look to it. We will definitely be doing this again. I also would not recommend using the foam brushes like we did. Next time we will use the cheap paint brushes. The foam brushes were getting pretty ripped up from the rough surface of the cement.
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