Thursday, July 24, 2014

Getting Crafty With The Kids

About a week or so ago, it was kind of a gloomy day and I wasn't in the mood to go any where.  The kids were getting cabin fever so I went online to figure out something I could do with them.  I found a recipe for "chalk paint".  I had all of the ingredients on hand and knew that they would love helping measure and mix up the paints.


Chalk Paint
  • Equal parts of cornstarch and water
  • Food coloring (I used 10-12 drops) 
  • Mix & paint away!


They had a great time mixing the paints and loved painting with the colors!  Once the colors dried, it dried into "chalk" which they thought was fun.


There was a bit of left over paint, the website I read said you can freeze the leftover's and use it as ice chalk paint.  As it melts it turns into the paint and dries into the chalk.  We've yet to use it, but I'm sure the kids will like playing with the ice, especially during the hot Florida summer.

I thought I'd share this easy craft for those mama's (like myself) who often struggle with finding new things to do with the kids.



Thoughts for Thursday

21 comments:

Kristy Mays said...

I have something similar pinned! It's nice to see how it actually works when made. Thanks for sharing!

Lizzie Simantz said...

I made this last year and it was a huge hit with my son! It's on my to do list this summer too!

P!nky said...

Looks like so much fun! What a great idea!

BLovedBoston said...

I'll have to share this with my sister for my nieces and nephew - they'd love it!

Nina @ Flowers in my Hair said...

Fun!!

Pamela @ alittleglitter.com said...

How fun! I'm going to try this with Taylor soon! You know what I was just reading about that you may want to look into for a rainy day activity? Making homeade ice cream! It is so simple and you probably have the ingredients in your house already! (One large ziplock filled with ice and salt and inside it a smaller ziplock with half and half, vanilla and cream. Smaller ziplock is zipped. Larger ziplock is zipped. Have the kids shake it. Boom. Ice cream.) I'm saving that one for a rainy day! Haha!

Lisa Loves John said...

So fun!! I can't wait to do stuff like this with my future kiddos some day! Sidewalk chalk was always one of my favorites :)

Erin LFF said...

Oh, how fun!!! Very cool that it dries like a chalk!

Meagan Hofer said...

this was super creative!!

henning love said...

great thinking mom!! what a fun and creative thing to do with stuff you already had on hand

Brownie said...

My daughter will love this! Awesome.

Jillian Manesh said...

this sounds so fun!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Sarita @ it's a girl's world said...

GOT to try this!!! Great idea!!!

XO
Sarita

Shelby Recent Somethings said...

This stuff looks so fun. I may even need to make some for myself ha. Good job, mama :)

Court @ Sweet Home Alabamian said...

Good job mama! Cool craft!

Annie {Home of Malones} said...

way to get crafty! I'm impressed and it looks like the kids had a blast.

Amanda said...

Fabulous!!!! Did you use regular paintbrushes?

Pink and Fabulous said...

This is so fun!!! I have to do this with the kids!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

oh my gosh what a cute idea!! my kids love sidewalk chalk and i spend a ton buying it!!

Nat said...

This is such a great idea!! I am bookmarking this one- I'm always looking for new ideas.

Mason's Mama said...

Mental note to put these ingredients in my pantry! Thank you for sharing. How fun! And super cool that you can freeze it. Cute pictures!