So yesterday I wrote all about outdoor learning spaces, and I couldn’t stop thinking about homemade sidewalk paint. I have a good recipe for sidewalk paint, that’s simple to whip up, and you can make lots of different colors. And by you, I mean your kid, while you quiz them on primary and secondary colors and have them measure the ingredients.
- food coloring
1. Mix 1 cup of cornstarch and 1 cup of water together very well. (We mixed up a big batch and divided it, but you can mix up small containers if you like.)
2. Divide into 4 cups.
3. Add 8-10 drops of food coloring to each cup, either straight up from the bottle or mix ’em to create your own colors.
4. Paint on sidewalk/driveway/patio/rocks/trees/squirrels
Hint: The paint will look very watery until it dries, and then it will lighten and brighten up significantly. You can see the difference above.