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Make Chalk Paint

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By Heidi Kundin

Drawing with sidewalk chalk is always a fun afterschool activity sure to keep kids of all ages busy for awhile. Did you know that you can stretch those entertained minutes into hours with just three simple kitchen ingredients? Your children will think that you're the coolest parent in the neighborhood when you ditch the standard sticks of chalk and present them with their own batch of homemade sidewalk chalk paint instead!

 

To make your own sidewalk chalk paint you will need: 2 tbsp cornstarch, 3 tbsp water, and 10 drops of food coloring (per color). Muffin tins are the perfect size for creating a rainbow palette of paint, and they also minimize the risk of spilling. Gently mix the cornstarch into the water until it dissolves, and then add food coloring. The colors should be bold and saturated as they will dry lighter on the sidewalk.

Give the kids a variety of paintbrushes and watch them show off their artistic side! 

Heidi Kundin is the mom of three boys and pens the blog http://www.happinessishomemade.net/