Squirty Chalk Paint

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We’re sharing extracts from our books every month (so you buy them) and this month we’re doing a project from our Big Book of 100 Little Activities – which may just be our favourite one. But don’t tell the others. So we’re sharing a great quick craft for summer holiday boredom-punching-in-the-face fun: our squirty pavement chalk. This is super messy outdoor fun paint that creates wonderfully bright pictures. You can paint onto corrugated card or directly onto paving slabs. It won’t stain the slabs but it does need a little scrub to remove! You can use old sauce bottles or find empty ones online.

You will need (for each colour):

  • 1 squeezy sauce bottle
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp washable paint
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup water

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To make it, all you do is measure out the cornflour and flour into a jug. Add the water gradually until you have a thin, easily pourable mixture. Add the paint and stir well.

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Pour into the bottle. Give it a good shake and you’re ready to squirt some art! If you’re painting onto card the paint will dry, but it is likely to crumble off.
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Quick tip – don’t do what we did and leave the half empty bottles on the side for another day – after a few days it starts to harden up and become tricky to get out the bottle. And after a few weeks it really starts to stink. We had been wondering what the smell was for ages! If you fancy a look at the other books we have out, check out our books page.

Tia & Laura x