My kids love painting and drawing and during Summer they especially love painting outside on the concrete.

Did you know that you can make your own chalk paint in two minutes? The kids can be outside busy painting before you know it.

Chalk paint

What you’ll need:

  • Cornflour (cornstarch)
  • Food colouring
  • Water


  1. Fill half your container with cornflour
  2. Add some drops of colour and mix
  3. Add water until smooth
  4. Get painting

This is a fun, easy and cheap way to keep the kids entertained this school holidays.

Try it out and let me know how you go. Please SHARE in the comments below.

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  • Oh this is an awesome idea


  • Oh cool. Cheap and easy and gets the kids outside to make as much mess as they like!


  • cornflour is pretty useful. it is really fun to use for craft purposes plus it’s cheap as


  • That is so cool! I have never seen this before


  • Thank you for sharing! This is amazing!


  • We did this over the weekend – even fun for big kids!


  • What a brilliant idea! Not hard to make at all, only 3 ingredients for loads of fun! My kids will love this, thanks for sharing!


  • Great idea but I would be concerned about whether it would wash out properly after use?


  • Oh yeah trying this tomorrow. The toddlers will have a ball! Thanks


  • So simple to make


  • this is such a fun thing to do – for big kids too!


  • One thing about it, if you don’t like it or want to change the design you can wash/scrub it off and start again. For those in rental propery I hope it comes off easily the colouring doesn’t discolour concrete, tiles or pavers.


  • This is a great tip for those with young children. Thanks for sharing.


  • This looks awesome and simple. My kids would absolutely love this. Might have to give it a try this weekend.


  • How fantastic, sounds great and so easy.


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