Kids wash away play – chalk paint
My kids love ‘painting’ on our outdoor pavers with water (see my post about it here: Outdoor painting fun – just add water), but after seeing a gazillion Pinterest posts on liquid sidewalk chalk, I decided to up the ante.
I only had natural food colouring, or my Wilton pastes, which I was concerned would stain the pavers in their intensity. So I used the natural food colouring to colour my ‘paint’ and we gave it a go.
The kids had a grand time painting away in the Winter’s sunshine, but although the colors looked great in the tray, they all looked much the same once dry. The kids didn’t mind though, and I was happy to have them occupied outside.
Best thing is, the mess just washes away with the next rainy day (or a hose!)
It may be worth giving it a try with regular food colouring which may give a stronger colour result once painted on (obviously all surfaces react differently. Whichever colouring you choose, I suggest doing a test patch somewhere first, let it dry and sure it washes away fine).
The How To
• In a bowl, mix together the corn flour and water until thoroughly combined.
• Pour equal amounts into your containers and then add – few drops of food colouring to each pot to make your desired colors. Mix well.
• Paint, enjoy and wash away when finished!