Cure Summertime Boredom w/ DIY Sidewalk Paint

Posted 07-19-2017 at 04:43 PM by Jessica

fun with sidewalk chalk

Need a summer-boredom cure?

Make your own sidewalk paint! It’s messy (but washable) and oh so much fun! Your kids will spend hours painting driveway masterpieces. ;)

All you need are a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. What I love most about this recipe is that the colors are so bright and vibrant – perfect for summer!

Simple ingredients:

  • ¼ Cup Cold Water
  • ¼ Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 T. Washable Paint (in your color of choice)

The paint-making process:

To start it off, get a bowl and stir together the water and washable paint until it reaches a smooth consistency. Next, slowly add in the cornstarch to this mixture. And that is it folks!

Yay! That’s it, you have now made washable sidewalk paint! If you’re interested, another option for mixing the paint together would be to get some jars and put all the ingredients into them and shake it up! I’ve always used popsicle sticks to stir but you can always use paintbrushes as well! Use whatever works best with the resources you have in your home, and enjoy! Once your kids are done painting all you have to do is rinse it off with water – it’s that simple! Have a blast! :D

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Tutorial: Coffee Filter Window Flower Art

Posted 04-7-2014 at 08:12 AM by Banana Cat

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It is spring. Up until recently, we lived in an apartment with a balcony and every March I would begin planting herbs, flowers, and other plants that grew well in pots. We live in a new apartment without a balcony now, and it’s difficult to grow anything indoors without the cats deciding that yes, tiny plants are The Best Thing To Eat, Even Moreso Than Meat. How to help my toddler enjoy flowers from the comfort of our own home? Why, we do an art project, of course.

Supplies Needed

  • Coffee filters
  • Markers
  • Spray bottle full of water
  • Tape, or other temporary adhesive
  • A window
  • A child, toddler age preferred but any you have on hand will do