Summertime Fun! Outside with Stencils!

Color your world and “squeeze” every bit of fun out of your sunny summer days with liquid chalk! If you have kiddos to entertain this summer a fun and magical creative time can be had by all with this sneaky science/art project! TCW stencils are so perfect for outdoor play because they can easily be rinsed off with the hose! This activity is perfect for kids of all ages or just those of us who are kids at heart. Check out the supply list below and get outside and color your world!

Supplies

Supplies listed below!

Liquid Chalk Supplies & Recipe:
Various TCW Stencils I used: TCW679 Heart Swirls, TCW716 Four Feathers, TCW680 Celebration
Squeeze Bottles
Corn Starch
Baking Soda
Sargent Art Liquid Watercolors or Food Coloring

Liquid Watercolor

Liquid Watercolor

Blue is a perfect color for mixing!

Blue is a perfect color for mixing!

All 3 colors ready to go! Make sure you put down some paper for this part!

All 3 colors ready to go! Make sure you put down some paper for this part!

  • You can use as many bottles as you want for your liquid chalk. I made the 3 primary colors (red, blue and yellow) so we could try mixing them in our coloring process play to make more colors!
  • Fill three of the squeeze bottles 2/3 of the way with a baking soda and corn starch mixture. Use equal parts of each for this step. (It is ok to eyeball it.)
  • Add a few drops of your liquid watercolor or food coloring to each bottle, and then fill them the rest of the way with water. Use a butter knife or similar to stir the chalk mixture, and then place the cap on and shake the bottles well. If you want a darker color just add more watercolor or food color until you get to your desired hue.
  • When the fun is over you can easily wash any mess away with a hose, or you can leave your chalky creations until the next rain fall.

Creating in the sun!
Using the chalk outside with your stencils is super easy! You can use a kitchen sponge or a car washing sponge and squirt the chalk out and then dab the color through your stencil. Or you can just squeeze the chalk right out of the bottle directly onto your stencil! The second way can be a bit messy and crazy but for kiddos that cam be part of the fun!

Feel free to free form designs around your stenciled designs as well!

Thats it! Grab your stencils and head on outside and let the colorful fun begin!

Get outside and play!

Get outside and play!

This was such a messy fun project! My son and I had a blast mixing and generally making a chalky colorful mess! I would love to know if you got outside to experiment so be sure to share your thoughts and pictures on The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on InstagramTwitter or Pinterest! Also tag me @Drawriot if you share your creations on Instagram!

Until next time, keep creating! 😉

Tori Weyers
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links. The opinions I share are solely my own.

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