At the start of the lockdown, the girls and I took out our pavement chalks and drew encouraging messages and bright pictures to cheer up our neighbours. We received a lot of great feedback.
This time we decided to try something new and make our own chalk paint.
- Food colouring
Use equal amounts of cornflour to water and add coloring as desired.
We mixed ours in a box that we had peaches in, it made a perfect pallet.
The colours look brighter in the pallet and are more pastel when they are on the ground and dry. To make strong colours, like red, use a lot of food colouring. Mixing just the right shade was a really fun experiment. We even tried to mix a black.
We love how vibrant the colours are. The chalk paint didn’t wash away in a recent rain shower. It will fade over time but remains longer than typical chalk paint. Perfect for encouraging messages.