I shared this post over at Skip to my Lou back on 6/26/14 but in case you didn’t see it there, I want to share it with all of you today!
Miss P is finally at the age that she can do all sorts of fun activities and I like being able to make things for her to play with since I know what went into it.
So I created some 3D Chalk and it was a blast and I have the recipe for you today.
It is super fun and so easy to make!
Here is how you can make some for your kids to enjoy.
-1/2 cup of Cornstarch
-2 tablespoons of Four
-1/4 cup of water
-Baggies or bottles
Begin by placing the 1/2 cup of Cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of flour into a bowl and mix with a fork.
Then place about 6 drops of food coloring into the cornstarch/flour mixture along with the 1/4 cup of water.
Mix well together until a thick paste is formed. If your mixture is very dry, slowly add a little water until the mixture is like thick paste.
Pour your mixtures into a baggie for older kids or squeeze bottles for younger kids.
I cleaned out some old acrylic paint
bottle and put the chalk inside. Worked much better for Miss P than
teaching her how to hold and squeeze the baggie.
If using the baggie, just cut the tip of
one of the corners off to use. You could even place in a frosting bag
and use frosting tips for you kids to get real creative with!
Then head outside and have fun!
You can make all sorts of fun designs and even layer the colors on top of each other.
Or just let your small kiddos be little Modern Art artists.
You can even let the chalk dry for a few minutes and then pick it up!
It is almost like silly putty so you can make balls with it and combine the colors before it fully dries.
To clean up, just rinse off with water.
And don’t worry if it gets all over your
child’s clothes! It just wipes right off and if any color is left
behind, it will come out in the wash.
I hope you make some this summer for your kids to enjoy!
It really is loads of fun!