Sidewalk Chalk Painting!


Want a fun, inexpensive activity for the kiddos?!

The recipe is a 1 to 1 ratio. You’ll need:

  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring (less color makes pastel colors!)
  • plastic bowls or cups
  • paint brushes

Mix cornstarch and water together until smooth. Divide and add food coloring until you reach your desired colors.

Often times, children want to feel like they have a part or role in a family activity so why not allow them to help with measuring the cornstarch and the water!  They will also enjoy mixing it and touching the consistency of the mixture.

This is also a great opportunity to allow your child to make a very important decision: What colors does your child want to paint with? Let your child add the color into the mixture and mix some more!  During this time it is a great opportunity to talk about the colors and what the mixture feels like  when they touch it.

And then comes the fun part… Let them explore!




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