Poofy Cheeks: Sidewalk Chalk Paint

June 1, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

I have seen sidewalk chalk paint before and thought ‘my kids would make a big huge mess with that. More would end up on their clothes than on THEM!’ I was wrong! My husband committed a crime and tossed all of the sidewalk chalk while cleaning out the garage a month ago. It was a beautiful day and the boys wanted to play outside. I instantly thought of the paint and knew I had all of the supplies to whip some up!
Seriously – the boys had a BLAST! Mixing the colors is also educational for the them. The boys are getting familiar with color mixing and watching the droplets of food coloring come together to make a new color was rocket science to them. (Even I had to get in on some of the fun!)
To make it I mixed equal parts of cornstarch and water. We used 3 tablespoons of each, and then two-three drops of food coloring.
Since it had food coloring in it I was nervous that it wouldn’t wash out of their clothes or might be difficult to wash off of the driveway. I was wrong and wrong. It washed right out of their shirts and the rain completely removed all traces of it on our driveway.
Get your summer fun on and go paint the driveway!
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