How to make Watercolors or Chalk

By Maya, Kid Staff Writer

Today I will teach you how to make watercolors or chalk, you will get to decide which you would like to do. In my example I chose to do watercolors. You will need…

  • 8 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 8 tablespoons of water 
  • Cupcake tin
  • Food coloring
  • Bowl
  • Paper (optional)
  • Plastic cup (optional)
  • Paint brush (optional


Making Mixture
  1. Gather your ingredients. 
  2. Mix your water and corn starch together in the bowl.
  3. Pour your mixture into cupcake tin, try to put equal amounts in the cups.
  4. Put the food coloring into the cups to make colors.
  5. Choose if you are making watercolors or chalk.
  6. If you are making chalk let the mixture sit for at least 12 hours.
  7. Then have fun!
  8. If you are making watercolors get a plastic cup and fill it with water.
  9. Grab some paper and a paintbrush and get to work or go outside and get to work on the sidewalk/driveway!

I like watercolors because you can mix colors easily and you can paint over your mistakes. I like chalk because you can use it outside and because you can draw everything and anything. Hope you love your watercolors/chalk.