Chalk art is fun, especially outside on a nice day! While at the store I saw some liquid chalk and thought, “I wonder if I can make that at home?” The answer…”Yes, I can!” In fact, can you guess what it is made from? Cornstarch! I am going to stock up on a few boxes of this stuff for some summer fun. There is so much you can do with cornstarch!
- Food coloring
- Container(s) – cupcake tin, mini cups, etc
- Paintbrush or mini sponges
Disperse mixture into mini cups (if you mixed everything together in a bowl). Add food coloring. We added 2 drops per mini cupcake tin/slot (Blue seems to leave a slight hue…it looks like it will easily fade, so avoid or dilute if you do not want it)
Christy saysMay 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm
So cool! And you got those beautiful colors just from the four colors of food coloring? I am SOO going to try this…although, I might need to wait until DD is a little bit older…or maybe just strip her down to a diaper first. Thank you for the great idea!
Fun On a Dime Lady saysMay 26, 2010 at 3:06 pm
I think those colors were from the "neon" food coloring boxes. On this particular box they give you "recipes" to get certain colors of frosting…it gave us the general idea. And as for the clothes, those are their play clothes. I have a couple outfits for this summer that they will be wearing anytime we do messy stuff. If I had not been planning on posting the pics here, they would have been in their diaper/underwear and come a few more weeks, I think I will just let them play in the sprinklers afterwards!
MotherToMany saysMay 28, 2010 at 11:38 pm
I think I'll try this, but use the foam egg cartons. Then I don't have to wash anything, LOL Plus, with my 8 kids I could cut them up and make sure everyone has their own set.
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Erin saysJune 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm