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I only finished up with school mid June, but what a summer it has been already! My daughter and I have been having so much fun with swim lessons, park time, and playing outside. Thank goodness for all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI to help with cleaning up Claire's clothes later. It is the first ever powder-liquid combination pac and has superior cleaning and brightening/whitening power for fighting those tough kid stains.
Recently, Claire had a play date with my niece and I bought them each a bottle of chalk spray. It was just a powder and then you added water. But there were only two colors available. They had so much fun playing with it and spraying it all over the driveway I knew I needed to figure out how to get my hands on more colors.
It turned out to be a very simple solution. After reading quite a few chalk spray recipes on the internet, I was able to create my own. It's quick and easy to make and you can make it in any color you want! It's pretty economical, too (which is good because I am sure you will be making multiple batches of your own this summer).
You will need:
- spray bottle (preferably 8oz or larger)
- dish soap
- warm water
- washable tempera paint in a variety of colors
I was able to find all the materials needed at our local Walmart. I found the spray bottles in the travel toiletries section. I also picked up some more all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI to help get any chalk spray out of her clothing later. It was easy to find in the laundry aisle. You use their product locator to find a store that carries it near you. Follow the directions for use on the packaging exactly for a powerful clean.
1. Add 1/2c. of cornstarch to your spray bottle.
~Extra tip: use a funnel or create a paper cone to help get the cornstarch in the spray bottle without making a big mess, especially if the spray bottle opening is small.
2. Pour in 1c. of hot water into the spray bottle. Screw on lid and shake mixture.
3. Open the spray bottle again. Add 1T. of dish soap to cornstarch/water mixture. Since tempera paint is washable with soap and water, adding soap will help the rain wash it away from your driveway or sidewalk.
4. Add 3-4T. of tempera paint depending on the depth of color you want. Put the lid back on and shake really well until all the paint is dispersed.
5. Have fun! The paint will separate when left sitting for a while so make sure you shake it again before using.
We choose neon colors to make our spray chalk with and the color is so pretty and vibrant! Claire likes spraying her hand and creating handprints everywhere.