With the weather heating up, it's time to get the littles outside more. Sidewalk chalk is a great washable way for kids to get creative outdoors.

We attempted two styles of chalk paint, with one significantly better than the other. Trial and error is the only way to get this right.

The first recipe called for a 50/50 mixture of cornstarch and water mixed together well.

Separate the mixture into cups and add coloring. What it creates is a nearly slime like texture. Not quite the best for painting.

Recipe 2 called for a 2:1 ratio of water to cornstarch. It already seemed more promising.

After creating the mixture I transferred it into a silicone baking mold and added food coloring.

The paint is very thin, but dries with a smooth chalky finish. Perfect!

Though one was a little messier than the other, kiddos will love playing with both variations. Bonus, clean up was a breeze!