Chalk painting

April 17, 2013 § 2 Comments

Homemade chalk paint is so easy to make: it’s just cornflour, water, and food colouring. I put a large tablespoon of cornflour into a cup, added a big dollop of food colouring, and water to make it into a paint. I made blue, yellow, red and green.

Homemade chalk paint: cornflour, water, food colouring. That's it! Add more or less colour depending how vibrant you want it.

Homemade chalk paint: cornflour, water, food colouring. That’s it! Add more or less colour depending how vibrant you want it.

Another pic-heavy post 🙂 Enjoy!

When Bean was out at preschool and Bear was desperate to go play in the garden I brought the paints out with us to see if he would be interested. He was, kind of… but being outside was too much of a distraction and he wanted to play 🙂

I had to line them up on the climbing frame to stop the Bear from running off with them!

I had to line the pots up on the climbing frame to stop the Bear from running off with them!

Bear's shadow...

Bear’s shadow…

Abandoned painting. Being outdoors is a lot more than painting!

Abandoned painting. Being outdoors is a lot more than painting!

The distraction :)

The distraction 🙂

So, since I still had all this paint made up, we took it outside again today with both the boys. They LOVED it. Bean enjoyed spilling his on the ground, painting the floor and the boat and the shed wall, stomping in the puddles it made, and splashing. Bear enjoyed spilling it on the ground, splashing in the big puddles, and especially painting the shed wall with the Bean!

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Painting the floor (this was the idea)

Painting the floor (this was the idea)

Painting the boat (not the idea, but inevitable really)

Painting the boat (not the idea, but inevitable really)

Splashing through the paint puddles

Splashing through the paint puddles

It's all gone! We tipped it out and splashed in it already!

It’s all gone! We tipped it out and splashed in it already!

Carrying more paint out to the shed

Carrying more paint out to the shed

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Sharing nicely!

Sharing nicely!

Painting the shed together

Painting the shed together

Painting the shed. Very enjoyable!

Very enjoyable!

Taste testing. Yuck!

Taste testing. Yuck!

"I'm going to paint the dry bits, mum"

“I’m going to paint the dry bits, mum”

Tipping and spilling and making a big puddle on the floor. Thankfully the paint splatters brushed off their shoes (and off my boots) once it had dried, being cornflour!

Tipping and spilling and making a big puddle on the floor. Thankfully the paint splatters brushed off their shoes (and off my boots) once it had dried, being cornflour!

All finished. Hey we can play with the cups!

All finished. Hey we can play with the cups!

The aftermath.

The aftermath. OODLES of fun!

 

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