Sunday, May 11, 2014

Homemade Liquid Sidewalk Chalk: DIY for Kids

My son (Liam) loves sidewalk chalk and painting, so this was a fantastic and easy way to put both of those things together.  It was really easy to make and we had so much fun.  I was a little hesitant about what it would look like when it dried, but it still shows very clearly!  Such a great thing to try!

1 Cup Water
1 Cup Cornstarch
Muffin Tin
Food Coloring
*Paint Brush(es)

Mix the water and cornstarch and then pour into a muffin tin or small cups.  Add food coloring to make the colors and stir.  Now paint.
*I suggest also taking a cup of water and a paper towel outside with you to wash your brush in between colors.

Get your supplies set up
Pour the water into a mixing bowl
Add the cornstarch

Stir it together
Once it is mixed thoroughly you can get ready to pour it into the muffin tin
Pour the mixture into the muffin tin
Add a couple drops of food coloring to each cup
Stir them together to mix the color into the chalk paint
Have fun making some of your own colors also
Go outside and start painting!
Cheer with glee at how fun it is
Draw a pretty picture
Add in some snakes (Here you can see how the chalk shows up once it is dry)

If you would like to see our past DIY activities, check them out here:

Ombre' Egg Dying

Penguin Learning Game

Kool-Aid Dyed Pasta

Cardboard Owls

Alphabet Train

Make Your Own Rainstorm

Orange Sugar Scrub

Meditation Bottle

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