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How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint

This sidewalk chalk paint activity was one of my favourite things to do with Little J last Summer.

 

Little N was only about 2 months old and I needed an activity to keep him busy during his little brother’s nap time. I figured – why not whip up a batch of this easy chalk paint recipe and see how long it lasts.

 

The answer: 1 hour. 1 FULL HOUR!!

 

I couldn’t believe it!

 

He had never had that long of an attention span before (and he was 20 months old at the time we did this), so I knew this sidewalk chalk paint activity was a winner!

 

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I’ll be sure to make up a batch again this Summer, especially since it only takes about 7 minutes to make (if not less)!

 

I’m sure Little N is going to love this too! This will make great sibling play for the boys!

 

 

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CHALK PAINT RECIPE

 

  • 1 part cornstarch
  • 1 part water
  • food colouring

 

For our colours, I simply mixed 1 cup of water and 1 cup cornstarch, then split into 4 bowls and added about 10-15 drops of food colouring to each bowl.

 

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THAT’S IT!!

 

Little J had a blast doing this. And when it dries, the colours come out so bright!

 

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In terms of cleaning up the mess, simply hose it down or wait for the rain. It was also super easy to clean off his body!

 

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