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I made a fun concoction for my kids the other day to paint the driveway. I made homemade sidewalk chalk paint for them. When I told them we were going to paint the driveway, they were instantly interested. How often does Mom say that they can do something like that??
How to Make Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint:
Homemade sidewalk chalk paint is so easy to make! You just need three things to get your kids busy painting your driveway!
Ingredients for Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Cornstarch (or flour works as well)
Coloring- you can use liquid food coloring or liquid watercolor paints – We have done it both ways
Something to put the paints in- we used a mini muffin pan
Big paint brushes – foam ones work well
Mix together equal parts cornstarch and water. When you first start mixing the water and cornstarch it is hard to mix, but give it a minute or two and it will start mixing. (This is the same recipe to make Oobleck. Have you tried that? )
Pour the sidewalk chalk paint into the muffin pan or other small containers for mixing the colors.
Once you have your paint divided out, mixing in your colors. We mixed a few colors. You will need a lot of color for it to show up on the driveway or sidewalk where you are painting.
This paint needs to be remixed regularly to prevent separating.
My kids thought splatter painting would be cool. They flicked their brushes to make some creative splatter designs!
Then they painted some pretty designs!
No worries, the paint washes off very easily with a hose or some rain!
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This looks like so much fun! I’ll have to try it when my son gets older. 🙂
Does this wash away well – i don’t have a drive way, but very light patio – almost white!
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Teacher Mum says
Sounds like a great idea…I am a special ed teacher, so was thrilled to find you hopping in the blogosphere. I am now a follower and look forward to connecting. My boys would love the paint…and I agree – we owe it to our kids to teach them a love for learning.
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The Tiny Team says
I love this idea, I think it’s so great to allow kids to branch out with their art, get creative and have fun while not thinking about “making a mess!”
You are a great mama!
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The Mommy says
That’s such a great idea!!! And I wouldn’t have been able to have washed off the ‘I love Mom’! lol Stopping by from the Hip Homeschool Hop!!!
Found your blog from the homeschool showcase and I love this idea. I wrote it down and plan to it with my son! Can’t wait.
I Know The Plans I Have For You says
Oh, I SOOOO have to do that! My kiddo’s will love it! Found you through the ad hop and I have been having a great time browsing through your posts!
Carl Williams says
I really like this idea, I shall be getting he kids on it at the weekend Driveway paving Essex