Chalk Spray

I love chalk.   It is so fun to watch my kids make designs on our driveway.   But it is sooooo messy, isn’t it? Besides the guaranteed bath after chalk time you also have to do a load of laundry.   Well here is a pretty mess-free solution to your child’s creativity.   Chalk Spray! It is easy to make and fun to spray.

chalk spray


1 tsp. washable tempera paint

1 cup of hot water

1/2 cup of cornstarch

squirt of dishwashing liquid

1 squirt bottle

1.   Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps.

2.   Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid.   Mix well.

3.   Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well.

Watch your kids enjoy making designs and pictures on your driveway.   I always spray my driveway down when we are done to avoid any staining.   After you let your spray sit a while it will separate.   Shake it really well before you use it each time.

chalk spray

chalk spray

chalk spray

chalk spray

Here are some more summer fun ideas:

Windproof Picnic Quilt


Interchangable Flip Flop Embellishments


Paper Bag Pinata


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  1. I love this fun idea. My son will flip over it because being allowed to spray something is his favorite.

  2. This is on my “to do” list. My kids will love this! Thanks!

  3. I so just pinned this…my first pin ever! LOL- thanks for the idea!

  4. What a great idea, I can’t wait to try it out! Is it very watery or runny?

    • Umm yes it is watery. But it sprays like a mist. My daughter just liked to spray at a close distance that is why it looks drippy. It depends on how far you stand away from where you are spraying.

  5. Splendid idea! I sure to have to mix some bottles for my nieces! They love arts and crafts, and it’s even better to bring it outdoors since it will be easier to wash. I’m thinking of mixing colors too.. hm

  6. That looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to try this! I’ll be linking as well.

  7. Great idea…..will introduce to the grandkids….but also thought instead of using a spray bottle – use a squirt bottle…it would make great lines….You can buy them in the dollar store… the ones you can buy to put ketchup or mustard into for a BBQ……just make sure no one puts it on their hot dog…

  8. W. Goldberg says:

    Cute idea – but how environmentally friendly is that paint going to be when washed down the sewer drain?

    • Good question. I don’t know. I don’t think that washable tempura paint is toxic right? I am sure it isn’t any worse than chalk. But I don’t know.

  9. Neat! I have to tell you–if you mix the water into the cornstarch rather than the other way around, it mixes in much more easily. If you add cornstarch to water it’s tough to get the lumps out!

  10. Awesome! Thanks for the recipe – I’ve made ‘paint’ using only cornstarch, coloring & water, but adding dish soap & making spray looks like a genius idea = )

    (minor spelling correction: tempera is the paint, tempura is the delicious Japanese dish)

  11. I love this idea and made some for my family and for a friends. It was very easy and the kids were really excited about it. I have one note though. If you leave any of the mix in the bottle it turns bad/ferments quickly. In our case it built up pressure and shot out of the nozzle onto books and toys. Soooooo stinky. 🙂 FYI.

  12. I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing. Where did you get those really cute and small spray bottles?

  13. I love this idea too! We have concrete driveways and sidewalks everywhere, the grandkids and probably neighbors, would have a blast with this! Thanks for the share!

  14. I can’t wait to try this! My kids (and all of the neighbor kids) loved playing with the Crayola Sidewalk Chalk that I bought on clearance last fall. But I can’t afford to buy it again when they go through all of it in one evening! But I will happily buy enough spray bottles for everyone at the dollartree and make this.

    Does it stain clothes?

  15. Do you use liquid tempera paint or powder tempera paint?

  16. Have you ever tried to use it on an actual chalk board? Would it stain or be just like normal chalk? Thank you so much!

  17. I think the interchangeable flipflop decorations would be fun for a grown up to. You come up with the best ideas, and igood ideas to share that you found.

  18. Jay Nastasi says:

    There is a also a website that sells washable non toxic spray chalk that is easily remover. It is let me know what everyone thinks


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