Thursday, June 07, 2012

Day 4: 31 Days of Pinterest: Sidewalk Chalk Paint

This was so fun to do!

I've seen this one a few times on Pinterest and knew it was one I wanted to try.  VERY easy!

Mix equal parts corn starch and water (I used 1/4 cup each for each color and it was PLENTY for the four of us!  Plus more corn starch left for another project if needed!)  Add a few drops of food coloring, mix well (FYI: it will be hard to mix at first, but then once mixed stays mixed well), and paint.  We used some sponge brushes I already had.

I loved how the colors came out!

It was a little difficult to actually "paint" but maybe regular paint brushes would work better in that regard?  These were great if you used the tips to "stipple" and they did paint alright, you just needed more paint every few inches.

If we do this again I think I will make Liam (and you may want to do this if you have both younger kiddos/toddlers and olders as well) his own container with one favorite color.  He didn't really make a picture, doesn't get that concept really, just made a big mess. :)  But it was fun!

It took us a few minutes to get Braeden to come outside once we were already painting.  So hard being pulled from the iPad to enjoy the summer! LOL  But once outside he had a ball too!

Liam did end up making a few letters of his name when I encouraged him, but otherwise just a lot of lines.

Braeden's I LOVE JEUSS (JESUS!). :)

I had to get in on the act too!  Very fun and I loved the look when it dried!

Olivia's masterpiece!

Definitely a project that was quick and easy and one I'd do again!

Original idea found HERE.


Barb said...

I need to try that! looks fun and easy enough!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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