This DIY magic chalk painting changes colors!
You heard me right. Changes colors. Think primary color mix up. Blue and yellow? – Green. Red and yellow? – Orange. Similarly, this magic chalk painting changes colors, and I cannot wait to share the details!
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Here’s the magic chalk equation:
Magic + preschoolers = serious entertainment
My only disclaimer is that this activity does get messy. You may want to make sure some rain is coming following the magic chalk creations.
For us, this messy painting activity was worth it.
It has been a year since we first tried it, and I still hear, “Remember that time we squirted colors on the driveway? Can we pleeeeeeeasseee do that again?”
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Chalk painting for my boys was simple but required a little setup in advance.
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Supplies for magic chalk paint
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How to make DIY chalk paint
Thanks to, Growing a Jeweled Rose, I followed her simple instructions on making this magic chalk.
See her post for detailed instructions.
What is My Preschooler Learning?
- Chemistry – Why is this happening?
- Inquiry – What will happen when we mix these two colors?
- Fine Motor – Squeezing the bottles (helps with handwriting strength and pencil grip)
- Predictions – I think I can make purple using these colors!
- Process Art
You will also love how we used squirt bottles for this color mixing activity!
We LOVE activities with chalk!
Sometimes, we work on prewriting with movement using chalk, sometimes we use chalk to practice number sense, and other times we love to chalk SO much that we paint the entire wall using chalkboard paint.
You can also make candy canes fizz! See here from Teaching Mama!