To make your own backyard chalk paint, you will only need three ingredients
and a little food coloring.
This is just such an easy project to with the kids with the kids! So simple in fact, I let the kids make the whole thing.
They chose to make our first batch in purple, orange, green and blue but it wasn’t long before we had to come back in for a resupply. That’s when they cooked up some pretty neat red and neon green. The colours may look intense but they will come out pastel in the end result.
Backyard Chalk Paint Recipe
To make you own,
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Corn Starch
Food Coloring in assorted colors
A clear patch of concrete
Note: only use between 6-10 drops of food coloring for each paint color (and made one recipe’s worth of each color). be careful because adding too much food coloring could potentially stain your driveway. This was such an easy craft (even Dads could do it) and fun outdoor activity for the kids. The results were so cool I think it would be a great activity for kids, in school, for a play date, a birthday party or any event with lots of kids.
The paint has a nice chalky texture when it dries and can even be painted over again with water (when you run out of paint) to create a new blended look
Get the kids out in the back yard painting what ever they want - as this paint can be washed off easily!