Having fun in the sun with chalk paint.


So simple to make, just cornstarch, food coloring and water.


Equal parts of cornstarch and water make the paint.

We placed 2 Tablespoons cornstarch into each cup of  an old muffin tin.


Next place 2 Tablespoons water into each one of the four muffin  cups.


We added 4 drops of food coloring for each color into the individual cups. (The back two have been mixed, the front two have not been mixed)


Paint away!


We used foam brushes for painting. They soaked up quite a bit of cornstarch and after about 30 minutes we rinsed them out and then continued painting.


Make Oobleck for another fun cornstarch activity.

Want to make sidewalk chalk? Try this egg shaped chalk.  If you don’t want it egg shaped, pour the mixture into empty toilet paper rolls. Once the mixture is dry peel the paper roll away from the chalk.

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  1. I’m 26 with no kids and desperately want to try that. I’ll be forwarding it to some mums I know, their kids would LOVE that.

  2. I’ll have to try this, but I actually was way more excited to see “Hy-Vee” on the cornstarch box than anything! I used to live in Iowa and haven’t seen a Hy-vee store for a LONG time. Thanks for the un-intentional feel good moment for me. 🙂

  3. Ohh, I did this for a birthday party activity last year. I didn’t know you lived near HyVee!

  4. I just posted about some fun ways we use sidewalk chalk! How fun it would be to make it ourselves. Thank you!

  5. Fabulous! My daughter is so into painting these days! She will love this!


  6. We also tried this and my girls loved how it looked exactly like chalk after it dried. It stayed on for a couple of good rainstorms and then disappeared. Thanks for the reminder that we need to do this again.

  7. What a fun new twist to chalk! I think any fun and messy activity that can be done outside is awesome!


  8. Now that looks like fun! Thanks for the tip! The boys are going to love this!

  9. Thanks for the recipe! My daughter LOVES drawing with sidewalk chalk but freaks out about the dust it leaves on her fingers. This seems like a good alternative.

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