Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sprayable Sidewalk Chalk

I have this good friend that follows the best pages on Facebook. She doesn't have kids or anything, but every now and then, she'll send me a screenshot of a fun little activity, craft, or recipe for the kids from her news feed. It's been rather boring around here since the splash park is only open during Adri's nap time and it's kind of just too hot for the regular park. So I improvised.

homemade sprayable sidewalk chalk

I remembered back to a text I received a while ago. Sprayable sidewalk chalk. There weren't instructions or anything, just the picture, so I did some searching. I found a pin on Pinterest, but it was made with cornstarch. I don't have cornstarch in the house. It's used so rarely, that if a recipe calls for it, I just sub flour. I figure it does the same thing anyway. So this time, I tried the same substitution.


This activity is fun, cheap, and easy. Absolutely perfect for the kids. If they hated it, it would have only been a loss of a few cents.


What you need (per bottle/color):
  • 1 1/2 Cup warm water
  • 15 Drops of food coloring
  • 1/4 cup of flour
I took four spray bottles from Walmart, which were $.98 each, and filled them half way with water. You want to add the water first to avoid the flour clumping up at the bottom of the bottle. Next I added 15 drops of food coloring to each. Finally, I used a funnel to pour the flour into the bottle. Shake well and you're good to go. The girls went to town on the patio and had a blast.


The mixed rinsed off pretty easily from our vinyl fence. Unfortunately, there were some subtle stains left on Adri's bathing suit from the purple spray. You can cut back on the food coloring to avoid staining light colored clothing, but the chalk won't be as vibrant. The other colors washed right out though.


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10 comments:

  1. OMG, what a great idea! too cute the kiddos and at least if it gets in their mouths it is relatively safe :) happy summer!

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  2. Nice! I want to try this when the rain goes away.

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  3. I love this! Such a great idea!

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  4. Such a cute idea ... Reagan is going to love this!

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  5. I love this! & can't wait to do this with Wyatt!

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  6. This seems like a lot of fun. I am going to try it for sure!

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  7. I wonder if you added a tiny bit of baby shampoo or dish soap to the mix. How about bubbly chalk paint! LOL It might make it wash off easier. I did this whenever I used tempera paints and they washed away easier.

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