Saturday, July 16, 2011

Crushed Chalk Sidewalk Paint

We made sidewalk chalk paint by crushing up chalk bits with a hammer.

The kids delighted in using the hammer all by themselves.

You control the thickness of the paint by how much water you add.

Note: If you let the 3 year old pour the water all on his own, the paint will be very liquidy.

The kids also used spoons to paint. CB took a drizzling approach, while BBD was into flinging and pouring.

Rocks were also submerged and scattered.

Our chalk "dust" had plenty of chunks as well so the texture turned out really interesting.


Six Sisters said...

That is such a great idea! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party!

The Sisters @

Chef in Training said...

how fun and perfect for kids! Thanks for sharing! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

Funny, my three year old would also make it very liquidy... Fun :)

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

Great! SO glad to inspire you! Great pics!

SnowLeopard said...

You always find the most fun crafts for the kids! Your two are going to grow up to be fantastic artists. :) And I love the photograph showing the close-up texture of the red paint and bowl~ :)

Six Sisters said...

Thanks again for sharing this great idea!! I am totally doing this outside with my kids- and I think that their favorite part will be crushing it with a hammer! :) Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday- we would LOVE to have you come back tomorrow and link up more of your great posts!
-The Six Sisters