‘Chalk the Walk’ to Make Life More Beautiful

The Colorado College Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children’s Center invites the campus community to join “Chalk the Walk” for National Making Life Beautiful Day, Friday, June 11. Create your own colorful drawings and positive messages with chalk along the CC sidewalks. Once you have finished your drawing and/or message, add #chalkthewalk@CC to your message or drawing, snap a pic and upload to your social media accounts. 

Please keep your drawings and messages PG-rated, only use chalk or liquid chalk, and only draw/write on sidewalks that are on campus. 

The Dollar Tree sells sidewalk chalk; here is a recipe for chalk paint: 

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint
1/3 – cup cornstarch
1/3 – cup water
1 – 2 tablespoons washable paint or 
several drops of food coloring
6 – 8 plastic containers with lids or use disposable muffin tins
various brushes and rollers

In each plastic cup add 1/3 cup cornstarch to 1/3 cup water or whatever equal parts you prefer. Mix to combine.
Add 1 -2 tablespoons of paint or several drops of food coloring into each cup and stir until your desired color is reached.
Note: The cornstarch will settle a bit as the paint sits, so give the paints a good stir and have fun.