Saturday, August 24, 2013

End of Summer Fun–DIY Sidewalk Paint!

The weather here has been beautiful the past couple of weeks which means the boys have been spending a lot of time outside (can I get an AMEN?!). They’re always looking for something new to do though and today we found something fun! Zim has been begging me to paint but honestly I’ve been putting it off because I didn’t want to deal with the mess. (Bad Momma!) Then I remembered how my friend Kate had her kiddos painting outside for easy clean-up…ok, that’s what we’d do! THEN I thought, why not let them paint ON the sidewalk?! So, I went to my good friend Pinterest and found a great and super easy sidewalk paint recipe! All you need is cornstarch, water and food coloring! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

First, you gather your ingredients and get something to put your paint in. I used an old muffin tin…emphasis on old…I mean, just look at the thing!


Put 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch in each cup plus a few drops of food color. The more color you add the darker the paint will be.


Add 4 Tbsp. (or 1/4 c) of water to each cup and mix with a fork.



Finally give those kiddos some paint brushes, set them up on the sidewalk and watch the fun!



As you can see the boys LOVED this! It’s a great activity for any age and if you use a muffin tin or multiple cups it provides plenty of colors to share. They also loved mixing the colors on the sidewalk to see what different colors they could make (great way to teach the color wheel!). I’d post a picture of their finished work but they’re still out having fun! We’ll definitely be doing this again!