Summer Craft Series: Chalk Paint

Our Summer Craft Series kicks off today with a Chalk Paint tutorial from Skip To My Lou – an easy project sure to keep the kids busy for hours. Come back each Tuesday for a craft-centric post to keep you elbow deep in DIY fun this summer.

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.


Love this? Visit Skip To My Lou for more crafting goodness. You can also catch Cindy at EVO Conference this summer – she’ll be teaching during the EVO Craft Workshop.

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  1. painters 10/19/2011 at 12:38 am

    I do accept as true with all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for newbies. May you please extend them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  2. christina 06/02/2010 at 2:09 pm

    never thought of that one…ill try it!

  3. christina 06/02/2010 at 8:09 am

    never thought of that one…ill try it!

  4. Jake Spurlock 06/01/2010 at 10:55 am

    Cornstarch paint… Yum…

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