Monday, May 30, 2011

Sidewalk Paint

Since we are currently living in a duplex waiting on the completion of our house, the kids don't have much room to play outside. What they have come to love over the past few warm weeks is sidewalk chalk & paint. We emptied our last two bottles of sidewalk paint last night and I remembered seeing a post a few days ago on how to make your own sidewalk paint. I saw the idea at Come Together Kids. I had a different idea about what to use though. The kids already had bowls that came with a different kit. So I thought what if you put it in squirt bottles and then you could store the extra easily. So I got ketchup and mustard bottles at Walmart for $1.50.
Here is some pics of Heath & Payton mixing it up!

We initially used 1 cup water to 1 cup Cornstarch and a couple of drops of food coloring.

After we got outside and started playing with the paint, I decided it was too thin.  So I added some more cornstarch and extra food coloring.  The original recipe was drying all white.  She has been out there playing for 3 hours!!  And you can see Heath's race track in the background. Somehow everything relates to cars:)

So, my advice is
1 cup water to 1 1/2 cup cornstarch. 
Add food coloring until its a few shades darker than you want it to dry.
And have fun!

Happy Crafting!