Saturday, June 25, 2011

Homemade Sidewalk Paint


Here is a fun little concoction that combines two of my kids' favorite things: Painting and playing outside. I know they sell sidewalk paint at the store, but this costs almost nothing to make and you can choose your own colors.

Ingredients: (per color)
1/4 C cornstarch
1/4 C water
food coloring

Stir the water and cornstarch together until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. 
Add the desired amount of food coloring and stir.
Repeat for each color.


I used 4 oz baby food containers to store the paints and they were the perfect size. We used the small sponge brushes to paint the sidewalk.

I recommend smocks or painting clothes for this activity

These were such a big hit that I had neighborhood kids knocking on my door asking me to make them paint. That being said, you may want to make some extra paint. :)


These works of art came right off with just water


Have fun!



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7 comments:

  1. SO much fun i tried it with my girls this morning!!! total success -thanks for the inspiration and recipe!

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