Thursday, July 9, 2009

* Color My Driveway: DIY Cornstarch Sidewalk Paint

If I had known about this as a kid, my parents would have had the
most colorful driveway in the neighborhood!
DIY sidewalk paint is so fun and easy to make.

We decided to give it a try.

I don't know what took me so long! It was love at first sight.

We mixed up a paste with:
food coloring,
and water
(easy peasy lemon squeezy)

I used my trusty muffin tin as our palette.
The colors were so vivid!
We had a great time.


Helpful Tips if you try this at home:

1. I mixed the cornstarch and food coloring first inside the house.
We carried the muffin pan with the dry powder outdoors,
THEN added the water with a small watering can
(to control splashing)
This way we didn't slosh and stain the house on our way outdoors!

2. Make sure you use a good ratio of cornstarch to water.
You'll want it to be a thicker paste not too watery so the color will show up.

The only disappointment was that it dried very opaque and white.
I guess I should have used more food coloring,
but I was worried about the girls staining their clothes or the sidewalk!!

Now it's time to crack out our CRAYOLA chalk rakeand get busy!
Yay Rainbows!

Pink and Green Mama,


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