Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sidewalk Paints

We have been cooped up way too long this spring.  So when all the frost from this morning had vanished and the sun felt like it might be working, we broke free from our indoor sanctuary.  I wanted something interesting to do while the kids took in the fresh air.  I broke out an old standby that we haven't used since last fall.

Sidewalk paints are the best.  They keep the children occupied, are cheap, and look really spectacular when they dry.  Plus, I already have the materials needed! 
Here is what you will need:
Here is what you do:
  • in your container (I used old glass jars) add 2 HEAPING tablespoons of cornstarch
  • add your watercolor and use as much as you want-  we prefer vibrant colors so it takes more
  • fill the container with water
  • stir
  • GO OUTSIDE and CREATE!
I am including a link so you can see what liquid watercolors look like.  I use mine all the time!

Michelle at  Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life linked her post about homemade sidewalk chalk to my post.  Check it out and see what her family was recently up to.  They have some very creative chalk.

What does your family enjoy when the weather turns warm again?

11 comments:

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

Okay, that looks like fun!! Hi, I'm your newest follower, YAY!!!

I'll put your name on the list for the guest host position..

Thank you for linking up your sidewalk paint with us!

Have a really wonderful Wednesday!

Cindy

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I'm following you now. I've been waiting to do a Homemade Sidewalk chalk post. I might link you to that when I do it. I love this idea. I was thinking I might post it Friday. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow before my Thankful Thursday post. Or maybe I'll combine them! LOL At any rate, I'll link to you in the post, if that's okay. Have a great Wednesday!

Every Day Products & More said...

hello newest follower from the hop looks like the kids had fun http://everydayproductsandmore.blogspot.com/

Plain Graces said...

Thanks for all the great comments! The kids did have fun.

Michelle said...

Looks like so much fun!! Following you now!!

Karla said...

Joining you from the Wednesday Blog Hop! http://teched4kids.com

Michelle said...

Okay, I've got your link listed on my blog post. I didn't know if you wanted me using any of your pictures, so there are no pictures. If you want me to, I can add whichever picture to my blog post. Just let me know!
Michelle

Plain Graces said...

Thanks for the likes and the link! I e-mailed you Michelle. I don't mind people using my pictures as long as my blog name is used... Thanks! Have fun.

Sandy Elliott said...

How fun! I'm your newest follower from the Show your crafty-side hop. Hope you will take a moment and pop on over to my blog also.

Sandy~Cherished Handmade Treasures

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

New follower! Great idea!
www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com
Come visit :)

House Revivals said...

Such a great idea! I've linked to your post from my Facebook page :)