Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Are your kids bored of regular chalk? Mix up a batch of this easy homemade paint and they’ll have a blast applying it with paintbrushes all over the pavement.

To make the paint was good messy fun… So make sure you set down some newspaper!

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First, have your child add 1/4 cup cornstarch to a cup for each color desired.

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Add 1/4 cup water to each cup.

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Stir with a paintbrush, and then stir in about 8 drops of food coloring. We like the all-natural colors from Watkins.

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Travis had so much fun with the mixing that he wanted to make a few extra batches just for fun – good thing I had a big bin of cornstarch on hand!

Then it was time to take the paints outside. The colors weren’t as vivid as they looked in the cups, but we still managed to make pretty flowers…

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….sunshine…

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…and general squiggles.

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Whoops, a spill! Luckily, this stuff will rinse off easily with a hose or in the rain.

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What are you doing outside with the kiddos now that the weather is warm? Please share in the comments!