Now that we have got to the good weather we have been spending more and more time outside. While we where out in the garden one afternoon a few weeks ago D asked could he paint. We got everything out and D set to work making a lovely picture, in the process he spilt 2 tubs of paint over and painting the ground a lovely shade of brown. Painting outside is messy and even though he was using poster paint it ended up taking forever to wash away, every time I added water it made the paint run in all directions. After that I just said no and gave D some chalk to draw on the ground. The only problem was he didn’t want to draw. He wanted to use his paint brush and paint on the ground and walls outside.
I remember that during school we had used chalk and made it more like paint by adding water to the brush before rubbing on the chalk. It had got me thinking about making chalk paint and after a bit of talking myself into it we gave it a go. I don’t know why but I was convinced it wouldn’t work. I knew We would need water and various colours of chalk, I also knew that simply adding a full piece of chalk to some water wouldn’t work. That would simply make slimy chalk that was no good for anything. So I thought the best way to figure it out was to go back to the basics of paint. Paint is a powder that water or another liquid is added to in order to create the runny texture.
So now that I had a plan it was time to Continue reading “Arts & Crafts – Chalk Paint”