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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chalk Paint

At the beginning of the summer I made a list of fun and creative things for us to do over the warm months.  Chalk paint was on the list, and a few weeks ago we finally tried it out.  I wish we had done it sooner!

This is definitely a fun art project, and it's one that we'll do again and again.  It's easy to make, couldn't be simpler to clean up, and you can use it on lots of mediums.

To make your own street paint, you'll only need a few things:  water, cornstarch, and food coloring.

Mix equal amounts of water and cornstarch, and then dye to your favorite colors with food coloring.  It can't get much simpler than that!

As the paint dries, it whitens and lightens in color a bit until it resembles chalk.  Once dry, you can almost brush it away, and a good rain wish wash it all off.  If you paint with this outside, you have absolutely no cleanup to do, and spills won't matter!

We painted my parents' driveway when visiting a few weeks ago.

We also used this paint to create large cardboard masterpieces on our recent Art Day.  We painted the cardboard black in advance to help the paint show up.

Who's up for some outside art?  

I think we'll go paint the neighbor's driveway this morning.  Fun times.  :-)


  1. We did this twice last week and my daughter loved it! Great, simple trick!