Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIY Chalk Paint Revisited

We continue our tradition, once again, of making our own chalk paint.  We made some with the neighbor kids and they had a blast.



If you didn't catch my post from last year check it out here: DIY Chalk Paint.  It is terribly simple to make. Basically you put some chalk in a plastic bag and crush it with a hammer until it is in tiny pieces. You could also use a large stone to crush the chalk too.  Add some water, stir and you have chalk paint. Grab some paint brushes and you are a good to go.



Here is C and some neighborhood friends chalk painting away.



C has gotten quite good at this chalk painting! (4 years straight)



A painting of C and a ladybug.


I'm sure we'll be doing more chalk painting....the neighborhood kids have asked me to bring it out countless times.  This all puts a smile on my face.



5 comments:

  1. Ohhh, this is the first time I have heard of DIY chalk paint. We recently made sidewalk paint with cornstarch, water, and food coloring, but it hardens so quickly. Does this paint also dry quickly? I know my daughter would love hammering the chalk.

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    1. We never liked the cornstarch paint as much. The Crushed chalk paint does not harden, but you need to stir it from time to time. I like the vibrant colors of our paint and yes the hammering is fun, but be careful!! Have fun.

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  2. What an awesome idea! I was trying to come up with something to do with ask the little pieces of sidewalk chalk we have- this is perfect! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Yes, this is a good idea for the small pieces. We sometimes use whole pieces and use the inexpensive sidewalk chalk from the discount store. Your welcome and let me know how it goes.

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  3. Anastasia@healthymamainfo.comMay 16, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    I have a bag of old chalk chunks, good that never through it away :) Art strengthens focus and increases attention, develops hand-eye coordination. Such a great activity!

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