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Chalk the Walk

Leave a message on a driveway whilst you’re out for a walk

A picture, a smiley or a Hi from number 22!

Or just some random colours if you don’t know what to do……

Take a photo and share – use our hashtag #Albanyinthistogether

No chalk? No problem, lets improvise!



  • 1 Cup of flour or corn flour

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 tablespoon dish detergent

  • 5-10 drops of food colouring or washable paint


  1. In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour and water until there is no lumps.

  2. Stir in dish detergent into flour mixture.

  3. Add food colouring

  4. Pour into squeeze bottles

  5. Use the paint on the same day as it doesn’t keep well.

Some of you may not know about the fun initiative that has been created in our community - The Albany Bear and Rainbow Hunt. The idea has come from the family classic “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” storybook. The game requires residents to put a teddy in a window and/or rainbow chalk messages/pictures on footpaths for children to spot on their neighbourhood walks or drives.

Please make sure you are all staying safe and ensure you are adhering to the social distancing rules!


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