Wednesday, June 4, 2008

You Gotta Try This!

So the idea is stolen right from my good friend Teri, but it is genius so I need to share it with all of you: homemade sidewalk paint! With just 1/4 cup corn starch, 1/4 cup water and 5-10 drops of food coloring you can make a cup of awesome sidewalk chalk paint. Here is is what I love about this:
*It's cheap... much cheaper than the $10 Crayola sidewalk paint that gets all used up at once. I'm so in love with this idea and dedicated to doing it regularly, that I even bought the tub of corn starch from a stock-up store, making it even cheaper.
*It's entertaining. For 2 days in a row, Ella has sat for over an hour just painting away until every last drop was used up.
*It's educational. Today we had a little lesson in mixing and making colors. To Ella's amazement, we got PURPLE!! when we mixed pink and blue.
*It's kinda neat. It goes on the sidewalk like water, but dries crusty and vibrantly colored.
*It's easy to make and clean up. The stuff brushes right off clothes and washes right off cement (like chalk).

I hope you try this simple and fun summer project and love it as much as we do!


Amy said...

This looks so fun! Thanks for the idea!

alison said...

Thanks for the idea-we made some yesterday and had a blast!