create kiddo: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

It’s been so much warmer here lately & the kiddos want to be outside every waking moment (can you blame them!?).  They were powering through their sidewalk chalk faster than a speeding train.  It was time to regroup.  There are a ton of homemade chalk recipes out there, but this is how I made our Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint & it worked really well – plus I’ve included a really large egg stencil that I made for you – PERFECT for some sidewalk chalk art :)

This activity is TRULY very easy to make & create – and can be done last minute (you probably already have the ingredients).  And, if you reuse an old Styrofoam egg carton or plastic apple case that you can just throw away after you use it, it makes clean up even easier.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay





Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

Here’s what you’ll need to make this happen

 

Here’s how to make it happen

  • Start by printing out the egg stencil here.
  • Laminate it and then cut it out using your X-ACTO knife on the cutting board in the desired shape.  We tried it two ways – creating two different shapes to stencil.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

  • Next, add a heaping tablespoon full of cornstarch to your painting container for each color you are using.
  • Add approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of water to each cornstarch heap.
  • Stir completely with mini whisk, scooping & scraping from the bottom as you mix.  Mixture should be a combination of runny & thick.
  • Add 1-2 drops of food coloring to each cornstarch/water combos; Stir more with whisk to combine.  We kept ours quite simple with just three colors.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

That’s basically it!  Just bring your homemade sidewalk chalk paint outside, along with some extra water, cornstarch, & food coloring to replenish along the way if you are out for a long period of time (or if a kiddo spills – which most likely will happen :)

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | @mamamissblog #chalk #homemadepaint #outdoorplay

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  1. My kids would LOVE this! We are big fans of chalking but we have to play in the am before the triple temps melt us away, haha! Your photos are so pretty, btw! Thanks for the tutorial (: We’d love for you to share at our link party over the weekend! XO
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