Say goodbye to Winter, Spring is on it’s way!
Jordan Page from FunCheapOrFree.com and BudgetBootCamp.com, here. With the first day of spring just a few weeks away my kids are itching to get outside and play and drawing with sidewalk chalk is one of their favorite activities. Don’t have any on hand? Don’t worry! Today I’m sharing my quick and easy DIY paint version. The best part is it can be made with things you have on hand or can find easily at the store, especially using the Flipp app to find the items on sale. This little DIY is so easy and fun, you can enlist your kids (of any age!) to help make it!
Here’s what you need...
- 1 Cup corn starch
- 1 Cup water
- Food coloring
- 4 Small jars with lids (I prefer baby food jars - watch the Flipp app and snag some when they go on sale!)
Here’s how you do it…
Mix 1 cup cornstarch and 1 cup of water together in a medium size bowl to make the chalk paint base. Divide the mixture between the four jars evenly. Now you add the color! The amount of drops will depend on how bright and vibrant you want your paint to be, so eyeball it based on preference.
Once the paint is mixed you’re ready to take it outside and have some fun! We like using small inexpensive paint brushes from the dollar store, but you could also try bigger brushes or even small foam brushes. It’s also helpful to have a bowl of water nearby for rinsing between colors. The paint might be watery at first but becomes more vibrant is it dries, and while it does leave some chalky residue (it is chalk paint after all) it is rinsed off easily with water. Note, it doesn’t store well, so you’ll want to use it up that day. Luckily it’s cheap and easy to make a new batch tomorrow!
So there you go! A fun, and simple way to get outside and have some fun this Spring.
If you have any additional ideas on fun and affordable spring activities let us know below!