Chalk paint was our latest outdoor activity. My daughter just loves it! She likes sidewalk chalk very much, and the idea of being able to paint with it was quite an exciting prospect for her. We got our recipe from here via All Things Simple.
And it is definitely super simple! All you need is:
1 cup water
1 cup cornstarch
Mix the water and cornstarch together until fully mixed, then pour into whatever container you are using to hold the paint. Like the original post, I used a six count muffin tray. Also, I nabbed a 6 pack of small foam brushes from Hobby Lobby for a DOLLAR! I was pretty thrilled with that one! Once your paint is poured into the containers, add in the food coloring and stir thoroughly. I used a decent amount of food coloring (probably 5-6 drops per muffin cup which is a ton for such a small amount) but it makes the colors so vibrant when they dry!
While you’re painting with it, the colors seem a bit dull. But once it dries they brighten up and get that vibrant chalk feel! Also, if you let it sit for a bit, the cornstarch will start to separate, so make sure you re-stir your colors if the paint has been sitting for a little bit. And lastly, I discovered that using 3/4 cup each of water and cornstarch fills the muffin tin perfectly with no leftovers. Have fun!
Had to stop and pick a flower!
2 thoughts on “Homemade Chalk Paint”
I love this! Is she still super loving the cloud dough, too, or has she outgrown it?
She doesn’t ask for cloud dough often lately, but when she does she still play with it for at least 40 minutes or so!