Raising Memories: Sidewalk Paint
  

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sidewalk Paint

I love the idea of sidewalk paint! My friend Cheryl posted about making some & when I saw how easy it was to make, I knew we had to do it this summer!

So, we set out to do it & look how fun it looks!



Here's How to Do It:

1. mix equal parts cornstarch & water (I think we did a half of a cup of each and it was just enough for us to play with- when we ran out of it, we were ready to be done). As you can see from the pictures above, Katrina had fun mixing- it's nice that she's old enough to take part now!

2. add food colouring! (we love this part- so fun to mix!) Talia did the colour mixing. We only added one or two drops to each colour, and we made 4 different colours. Most of our paint dried to be almost white, so I'd suggest using a bit more food colouring- just be careful not to go overboard or you'll have some colourful mess ;)

3. Get some brushes, go outside, & be artistic! :)
Talia & Katrina started picking things from the lawn & using them as paint brushes- so creative! ;) You'll also notice that Katrina saw the paint brush & immediately thought nail polish & went to work decorating her toes ;)

This was such a fun activity! Definitely do it!

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10 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you did this! It is so fun isn't it! Did you notice if it attracted ants?

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  2. Love this!!! I think we'll try it today.

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  3. I have often thought about doing this -- I just never knew how difficult it would be! It looks like something we would have a great time doing!

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  4. i had no idea you could make it. I am going to have to try it. Thanks for the idea

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  5. That looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great pics! We did sidewalk paint this week as well!

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  7. I just bought some corn starch to do this, need to actually follow through.

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  8. This is perfect for a summer evening here in South Carolina.

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  9. just curious, does this have any sidewalk staining effect? We live in an apartment and I would like to know before we do this?! It would be a blast, I know my 3yr old son would LOVE it! Thanks!

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  10. Hi Ashlee, The sidewalk paint will wash away with the rain. We had some that was under the part of the roof that sticks out, so it stayed there for a long time since the rain didn't get to it easily. The rest of it washed away with the first rain, though.

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~Heather Lynne

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