Friday 4 July 2014

DIY chalk paint for kids!

This is how to make chalk paint with only 3 ingredients.  It works really well and allows to children to get creative on those HOT sunny days!


  • Corn flour
  • Food colouring - several different colours and bright colours work really well
  • Water

Also you will need:

  • A paintbrush
  • Containers to put your paint in - we used some old cups

How to make it!

Making this paint is so simple and so CHEAP!  My girls loved helping me make theirs today.  All you need to do is:


Add a tablespoon of corn flour.


Add two teaspoons of water and stir.  If it is still to hard to stir after stirring in as well as you can, add another tablespoon of water so that you have a runny liquid but one with more viscosity that water (in other words, thicker than water).


Add, a little at a time, the food colouring until you get a colour you like the look of.

You have made your own chalk paint!  Now all you need to do is grab a paintbrush and find some pavement that is suitable for making art.

The chalk paint may stain clothes so please be careful. The paintings that your child makes will wash away with water, we wait for the rain to do all the hard work for us.

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