Monday, August 1, 2011

sidewalk chalk paint.

Equal parts cornstarch and water. Stir, stir, stir. And then add food coloring.
But I was lazy.
I didn't want to get a stool and climb up to get my bright Wilton food coloring gel. So I just used the plain ol' stuff.

Bad idea. The colors just weren't bright enough. Everything was drying white.

Lesson learned. Next time, just use the good stuff the first time. I ended up climbing on my step stool anyway and adding good color in the middle of the driveway.

Cheap and easy summer fun.
Even movie stars enjoy it...


Chad and Jody said...

I love the bright colors you use. We've been wanting to do this- but I can't get myself to do this unless we write "Please buy our house" in chalk paint. :)

Melissa said...

I found this out when I did this last time. I used bright colors for most but a couple with the regular food coloring and there was no comparison. Definately use the good stuff!

Danielle said...

I love this idea!! So bright and cheery and cheap and easy! Hey, I think I recognize that Hollywood movie star.

Meg B. said...

Wondering if this would work on black butcher paper on a bulletin board?

Holly said...

we did this last summer and my dad was staying with us. He lets the kids use it on his white car! They had fun but I was nervous! Luckily it washed right off!