Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sidewalk Painting

 Sidewalk chalk is fun but after awhile it gets boring. So you color and then wash it away so what. When you have kids that love to paint like I do (but don't want the mess inside) Sidewalk Paint.. We tried the stuff from Crayola and they loved it but it didn't come off very well. I ran across this recipe on the internet and decided what the heck lets give it a try.  Everyday now they ask to paint the sidewalk, even better they clean up their own mess. The first day we only used a couple drops of food coloring and washed it as soon as they finished playing and it cleaned up nice with water and a broom, the next day we used 4-6 drops of coloring and left it on all day.. Still cleaned up nice.. So now this summer we have a new toy..

The recipe for sidewalk paint is.. 

1/4 cup of cornstarch
1/4 cup of water
6-8 drops of food coloring (or however you want your color to look add more or less)
Mix the cornstarch and water together then add the food coloring. 

For us it took a couple of batches to get all the colors we wanted. I think it was 3 batches to fill a 12 count muffin pan.  ENJOY!
Girls getting ready to paint.
Girls painting for 30+ mins =)

Our finished product

Our finished product

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