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Mommy & Me Monday: Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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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!

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Wednesday 8th of September 2010

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.


Wednesday 1st of September 2010

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Wednesday 1st of September 2010

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

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