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.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this happen
- egg stencil printable
- X-ACTO Knife
- cutting board
- cornstarch, I used this brand
- food coloring, I used this one
- mini whisk
- paint container, I reused the plastic case our apples came in
- paint brushes
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.
- 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.
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 :)
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