Spray Chalk Recipe

June 06, 2017
Spray chalk for kids- easy to make & so fun!

Here is a simple and fun way for your kids to make art this Summer!
 You only need a few common ingredients to make this spray chalk for kids, and it is sure to keep them happy and playing for hours!
SPRAY CHALK:  Easy to make & so fun! (only 3 ingredients!)
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Making the spray chalk is super easy, and the chalk easily washes off of surfaces.  The spray bottles are also great for fine motor development.  Are you ready to make your own?

Optional:  If you want to make the spray chalk art erupt you will also want a few squirt bottles of vinegar.

  • Fill the spray bottles 1/3 of the way with a baking soda and corn starch mixture, using roughly equal amounts of both ingredients.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring or washable watercolors, and then fill the bottles with very warm water, leaving a little space at the top of the bottle.  
  • Use a butter knife or similar to stir the mixture as best you can, and then place the spray spouts on and shake the bottles really, really well.  You will want to shake the bottles once more just before play, as some of the corn starch does settle at the bottom of the bottles.
SPRAY CHALK:  Easy to make & so fun! (only 3 ingredients!)
I love that this recipe takes seconds to make, and using spray bottles instead of squirt bottles. makes the liquid chalk last a really long time.
Squirting the bottles is also great for developing kids tiny hand muscles.
SPRAY CHALK:  Easy to make & so fun! (only 3 ingredients!)
My girls used their spray chalk on and off all morning and still had some left at the end of the day.  I love how long the chalk lasted!  Once they tired of making spray art I gave them squirt bottles of vinegar so that they could make their art ERUPT
Not a bad way to spend a Summer day!

Extend the Fun:  Give kids stencils like these so that they can make cool spray art on the pavement.

A Few Tips:  If your squirt bottle nozzles are clogging that may mean the bottles inner tubing is touching the floor of the squirt bottle.  To fix this simply snip a small piece of the tubing off so that it isn't sitting in the residual corn starch and getting clogged.  You can get spray bottles online here.  The squirt bottles we use can be found online here.  Washable watercolors can be found here.

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FUN KID PROJECT FOR SUMMER- make spray chalk!  (only 3 ingredients!)
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Washable spray paint for kids- what a fun way for kids to make art outside this Summer!  Only takes seconds to make, too!

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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!