Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Make your own green and non toxic sidewalk paints!

Project featured in Times-Republican

This reuse project is super fun and creative way to get kids involved into practical learning of creating paints from simple household items.

For each color what you will need 
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Paintbrush
  • Small jar with lid
  • Food coloring (approx. 12-14 drops) or add more for desired color
1. In a jar mix together the cornstarch, cold water and food coloring. Place the lid tightly and shake until the contents are uniformly mixed.

2. Use a paintbrush to make fun designs on the sidewalks. To wash the paint off, simply spray the area with water.

A colorful drawing from my 6 year old daughter's notebook where she is trying to capture how her sidewalk painting will look like:)

Happy times!