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Chalk fight!

All Photos are by Lorenz Photography! She is amazing!!

This post has nothing to do with fitness or health or food. But I wanted to share because I had a hard time finding a blog or any information on how to make color chalk like they have  for the color run.

I once came across an image on pinterst of a couple that had a color chalk fight for their engagement photos. A week later my friend sent more images saying that "I had to do this". It looked like so much fun, and the images always came out awesome... so I thought what the heck.

I thought the hard part would be conving my fiance that this would be a good idea, but rather it was  finding directions on how to actually make the chalk.  All I knew was that it consisted of food coloring, corn starch and water. The actual measurements I had no idea, and I actually still have no idea. I played around with it and I knew from a little reading that you had to let the cornstarch dry for a couple of days after you made the water color cornstarch mixture.


1.  USE A LOT of food coloring and mix with a little water. Slowly add to cornstarch. The cornstarch will start to create this weird consistency. It is hard to explain but it is super cool. It kind of turns solid when you mix it, then when you let it rest it turns almost in to a slimy liquid.

2. Keep  adding more color water as needed. If you feel you have too much water and the corstach is not forming a crumbled mud consistency then add more cornstach.

3. In the end you pretty much want the consistency to be a powder again. This new mixture will take a day or two to dry. I put it on a flat pan and put it in the oven at 17o degrees in order to speed up the drying process. It stayed in there  for an hour and I  mixed and mashed it every 20 minutes.

This whole process is kind of trial and error. I still do not know how the guys at color run got their chalk paint so BOLD! But in the end I happy with what we produced, and it was SO MUCH FUN!

Posted on November 14, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.