Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chalk Paint 2

This is actually our second recipe for chalk paint. Our first recipe worked great, but took some time to make because you have so grind up wet chalk. This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make and you probably have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen right now!

The recipe:

1 cup of water
1 1/4 cup of corn starch
food coloring

Mix the water and cornstarch in a glass pitcher or bowl. It takes a minute to get the corn starch and water to mix.

Pour the mixture into a muffin tin or other small cups or bowls.

Next add a few drops of food coloring to the chalk paint.

Stir well. The paints will dry much lighter than the wet paint. Make your colors bright!

Now you are ready to paint! We found that bigger brushes worked better. They held more paint.

As the paint dried it became much more opaque!

Jonah had lots of fun splatter painting with the chalk paint. Not something mom lets him do inside!

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  1. What a fun idea! Can't wait to try this with my littles this summer!

  2. Wow that is so cool!!!
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  3. Can't wait to try this with Son and Grandson.