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Mommy & Me Monday: Sidewalk Chalk Paint

by Sara McClure on August 9, 2010

Ever since I painted the bathroom this summer, Jonah has been asking to paint. For some reason, I had been avoiding it with him. Weird. Yes. Especially since I taught in a paint-friendly kindergarten. I finally decided it was time to quit avoiding paint and make our own Sidewalk Chalk Paint! It’s very easy to make basically corn starch, water, and food coloring. The kids were fascinated with mixing the ingredients and loved getting to help. Three great thing about the Sidewalk Chalk Paint is that it is non-toxic, cheap, and washable! The Sidewalk Chalk Paint kept Jonah and Little Miss A busy for longer than most activities.
Want to make your own Sidewalk Chalk Paint?
Mix well equal parts Corn Starch and Water (I did a few tablespoons of each, but needed more water in the end so the kids could spread the paint easily)
Add a drop of food coloring
Cost: Super Cheap!
Corn Starch- I can’t remember how much I paid. You only need a few tablespoons.
Food Coloring: $1 at the Dollar Tree around Easter
Happy Painting!

Posted to NurtureStore’s Play Academy Linky Party

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1 Blake, Alisha, and Jackson August 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Fun! I need to start doing little stuff like this.


2 Ellay August 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Oh, that's a great idea!! I'm gonna spread the word on that!!


3 Dawn August 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Great idea-both the mommy and me Monday and the sidewalk chalk paint-my kids love coloring on the sidewalk/driveway/road!


4 Sara August 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I hope everyone links up in the future!


5 polwig August 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

That's such a great idea, I have all the ingredients in a pantry it will be tougher with a sidewalk.


6 Cathy @ NurtureStore August 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm

We do lots of painting indoors but I've never tried sidewalk painting – thanks for the recipe. And thank you for linking up with the Play Academy and sharing with us. Hope to see you again next Friday. :)


7 The Wonder Days August 14, 2010 at 9:01 am

My children will love this idea and will especially enjoy mixing the paint in the first place.
Thanks for sharing.
Jo x


8 RedTedArt September 1, 2010 at 7:54 am

Love that the kids can help mix the paint! Great post!

Would love for you to take part over at Kids Get Crafty every Wednesday… this week's link is here:

Hope to "see" you over at Red Ted Art soon!


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9 RedTedArt September 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

(Thank you for stopping by!! See you again next week? ;0) )


10 Kim September 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Great idea..thanks. Little Miss reminds me of my youngest. I can't see her face, but just seeing her sitting there and the dark hair I instantly thought of my K.


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