This has to be the absolute coolest thing I’ve done with Sof, and it’s SO easy! She’s constantly asking me if we can ‘paint the driveway’ again…
Warning: Do not use anything but previously determined-to-be play clothes (and shoes) for this! It does involve food coloring which will not come out of clothes. Evar.
1 part cornstarch
2 parts water
5-7 drops food coloring (per spot in the tin)
- Mix cornstarch and water very well until no lumps appear.
- Use a measuring cup to pour the mixture into the compartments of a muffin tin.
- Add food coloring to individual spots to make an artist’s pallette.
- Put it on the ground and hand your kid (or yourself) an old brush and get painting!
What I love about this is that it dries so pretty and pastel-y, as if you’d really be using regular sidewalk chalks!
(You’ll notice the shoes came off halfway through – Fortunately they remained fairly unscathed by food coloring. You may also have noticed the pile of garage sale items-to-be behind her in one of the shots… oops!)
So there are lots of different games and fun stuff you can do with your kidlet with this homemade sidewalk chalk paint. It’s WAY less expensive than buying the brand name stuff, and you can keep a box in the pantry for mixing up a quick batch any time!
I find it’s nicest on a super hot day, because the paint dries faster – but I’m impatient, your mileage may vary!