If you are like us, and love to get outside during the summer, you will love this easy chalk spray paint recipe. We take a lot of activities outside of our classroom while the weather is nice. We’ve enjoyed making bubble prints, mixing paint with our hands, and even painting with a ketchup bottle. Because it’s outdoors, we can splash and drip without worrying about spills. Just hose everything down when finished!
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What you will need for each color:
- 1 tablespoon washable tempera paint per bottle
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- spray bottle
- a plastic container that is large enough to hold the paper
- your choice of paper
Preparing the chalk spray paint:
I had the children help make this. It’s a fun way to add some math into the activity!
- In some sort of container, add cornstarch to one cup of the hot water. Mix it well until smooth.
- Add 1 teaspoon of tempera paint.
- Squirt some dishwashing liquid into the liquid and mix well.
- Pour into your spray bottle and give it a good shake.
Do this for each color you desire, using a separate spray bottle for each.
Place paper inside the bin. Shake the bottle of chalk paint, as it settles while it is sitting. Have fun spraying the paper, mixing colors as you go!
When finished spraying, remove paper to dry. Rinse the bin with water and let dry. Super easy!
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