If you're looking for fun things to do with your kids this summer, sidewalk chalk paint is extremely easy to make by yourself! It doesn't require any strange ingredients and it's simple for kids to help with. It can also create hours of creative, outdoor fun for you and your kids! Ready for a quick and simple tutorial that shows you how to make your own sidewalk chalk? Keep reading!
You're only going to need 3 ingredients and you probably already have them at home:
1. Corn Starch
3. Food Colouring
1. Measuring Cup
2. Mixing Container
4. Bowl (or other container for each colour you want to make)
Step 1: Add equal parts Corn Starch & Water (We did one cup of each)
Step 2: Mix the Corn Starch & Water with a Spoon
You'll know it's ready when it looks and feels a lot like milk when you stir! There shouldn't be any gritty or lumpy parts left.
Step 3: Split this mixture up into separate containers (one for each colour you want to make)
Step 4: Add one drop of food colouring per container (you can always add an extra drop or two later if you need to, but we found one or two drops to be enough)
Step 5: Mix each colour until it is solid.
Step 6: Add paint brushes & get to work creating your masterpiece! :)
We find that we need to re-stir the paint occasionally with our paintbrushes, but it works great!
I hope you're all having a lovely time with your kids this summer! I'm loving having mine home with me. We have been busy (come follow us on Instagram @raisingmemories if you want to see what we're up to!) and I have been sick on & off (I can't seem to kick this summer cold!). I hope to find more opportunities to share summer ideas with you here, to give you some ideas of fun things to do with your kids & make great memories! Have a wonderful week & I hope you get the chance to try this fun recipe and activity with your kids!