May 28, 2011

sidewalk paint

While wasting time looking for inspiration on the internet this past week, I saw this post at Stampin' and Craftin' for making liquid sidewalk chalk. I bookmarked it for a fun summer activity to do with my son. I decided today (when it finally stopped raining) was the perfect time to try it out. You just need water, corn starch and food coloring, so it is cheap and easy and ended up being a lot of fun. Just mix equal parts of water and cornstarch then add the desired food coloring.

Our paint palette. . .

Getting started. . .

The colors start off kind of watery and light, but once it dries it looks pretty neat. . .

A polka dot dinosaur by yours truly. (I had no idea I was so artistic.)

Our favorite was the "abstract" art. . .

The prettiest driveway in the neighborhood!


  1. I'm totally going to try this! Cool. : )

  2. Love this stuff, so fun!

    I run Fun Family Crafts, a site similar in nature to Craftgawker and Spotlight, but different in that it's a library of craft tutorials geared only at kids. I would love it if you'd stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don't post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like!