Sometimes the easiest ideas turn out to be the most fun. Even when they look like they're going to tank while you're making it.
We made chalk paint. Start by gathering some supplies.
In six easy steps, here's the how-to:
1. Put some chalk in sandwich bags, one bag per color.
2. Pound the life out of the chalk with a hammer. But do it gently or else the bags will develop tiny holes that you will not be aware of until you lift the bag up to pour the chalk powder into cups.
3. Pour the chalk powder into cups.
4. Add water. We experimented with boiling water to see if the powder would dissolve easier, but it didn't seem to work, so just for the record, cold water is fine.
6. Paint - on your driveway, the sidewalk in front of the house, on the side of your house. Wherever. Cause guess what? There's no clean-up! The wonderful rain will do it for you!*
So why did we think this would tank? When we first started painting on the blacktop driveway, we couldn't see the colors. We worried. We thought maybe we should just use it on some white paper. But then the chalk paint started to dry and the colors became so vibrant and so pretty that random neighbors started commenting on it. In a good way.
*Do you remember those Sweet Pickles books from years ago? That's a direct quote from Pig, the ever cheerful town resident.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)