Pinspiration

Her Pinspiration: Chalk Paint!

Written by Jen Sill

I had ‘pinned’ this awhile back, and kind of forgot about it.  But my friend reminded me after SHE tried it and loved it.  So, this week a ‘friend-spiration’ via Pinterest.  Thank you, Maisie!!  (See her picture below)  This one IS awesome! Also, I’d like to introduce my cousin Rachael.  She visited this week to be a ‘Mother’s Helper’.  We have fun, but she helps out with the kiddos.  It is a great idea.  She gets introduced to some very young children and the care it takes to be with them.  I get a week of help.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of cornstarch
Food coloring

Directions:

1. Mix.
2. Stir.
3. Paint.
Doesn’t get too much easier!!

I was nervous that it wouldn’t wash off my driveway.  But we tested it a bit first.  No problem!

So on a scale of 1-10 (10 is best)

Easy to find ingredients: 10 – Who doesn’t have cornstarch and food coloring?  (Plus, the stores have neon and pastel colors now.)

Easy to make: 10

Suggested:  You Bet!!  This one is G.R.E.A.T.  A real sanity saver.  The kids can make it and paint with it!

 Enjoy some pictures of the fun we had painting!  Again, welcome to my cousin Rachael.

 

Mason started ‘painting’ with water… because he’s 13 months old…

…eventually he got his fingers in the chalk paint.

Okay, okay, I know!!  Enough pictures.  I just thought this project was SO fun.

Here are the ‘Pinspirations’ of this great project.

The picture Maisie showed me after she told me it was AWESOME!!

 

Source 

 I like to save my sanity by picking out a project from Pinterest each week.  I’m not a very crafty person and I have a 3 and one-year old.  I’m hoping to show you what just the Average Girl can do with the crafty pins. Once you’ve joined Pinterest, please follow Her View From Home and/or Jennifer Sill!!  Check out all the projects I’d love to do!

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.

5 Comments

  • Does this wash out of clothing okay? I want to try this but i am afraid the food coloring will dye clothing

  • Cassy,
    I was really worried. It cleaned up SO well. No problems. The kids were actually in good clothes for some reason (bad mom moment) and EVERYTHING washed out great — just like chalk. The first good rain washed the chalk paint right off — no scrubbing… no problem.

  • Just made the chalk paint this morning with plans to let my 3 year old paint the driveway while my baby naps… but I can’t find our paintbrushes! Looks like fun, can’t wait to let him paint! Thanks for the great idea… 🙂