After sharing our chalk paint art on stories, I had so many requests for the recipe. My daughter gets all of the credit for this because she spearheaded this activity. And both kids made the paint together and spent hours painting our driveway. While my daughter enjoyed creating art, my son made a giant game board and we all played his game. It really was an excellent way to get fresh air and spend time together.
The recipe could not be any easier and it really does look like chalk once it dries.
- 2 cups cornstarch
- 2 cups water
- food coloring (or washable paint)
*UPDATE: We ordered this large cornstarch so we can do this for quite some time!
- Mix together cornstarch and water
- Separate into cups
- Leave one cup white
- Add food coloring to remaining cups (we made five colors) and stir
DOES IT COME OUT?
Every single person asked me if this comes out. Ummmm, yes! That’s the beauty of it. It easily washes away with water. We had rainfall the next day so it washed it away in no time. But I always recommend testing a spot so that you have peace of mind.
*My daughter spilled some on her sweatshirt and it came out right away. But please test one of your colors on an old rag.
We had this set on hand (from our yearly rainbow cake) and these colors are so pretty. This set is also great.
The nice thing is that you can use large paint brushes and be as creative as you wish. The cups and brushes cleaned up in seconds and we saved them for next time. It’s actually far less messy than regular sidewalk chalk.
We have rain in the forecast all week but can’t wait to paint an Easter message on our driveway next weekend. I hope this gives your kids another fun activity to do.
If you missed our Monday Morning Wrap-Up you can get caught up here.
Sounds like fun …any pictures of the game board ? It’s nice to see kids being creative instead of spending hours on their cell phones.
I love this idea! I am going to tuck it away for an adventure in the near future. Gotta do an amazon purchase for supplies beforehand. Thanks to your daughter for this one 🙂
Finally tried this one out, and it was a success! My daughter didn’t realize that it would take a little bit of drying time for the paint to really show., but it really is so cool. Larger brushes definitely work the best. We didn’t use enough food coloring, but will do that next time for really vibrant colors. Thanks for the idea!
Two Years Later… and still going strong with this one! We have used this sidewalk chalk paint numerous times since. The most recent was last night at 10 PM to write a birthday message to be found in the morning. My 14 yr old loved sneaking around with the flashlight to surprise a close friend 🙂