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Thursday, July 9, 2009

* Color My Driveway: DIY Cornstarch Sidewalk Paint


If I had known about this as a kid, my parents would have had the
most colorful driveway in the neighborhood!
DIY sidewalk paint is so fun and easy to make.


We decided to give it a try.


I don't know what took me so long! It was love at first sight.

Ingredients: 

We mixed up a paste with:
cornstarch,
food coloring, and
water.

I used my trusty muffin tin as our palette. The colors were so vivid!
We had a great time.


Ah...Rainbows...sigh.

Helpful Tips if you try this at home:

1. I mixed the cornstarch and food coloring first inside the house.
We carried the muffin pan with the dry powder outdoors,
THEN added the water with a small watering can (to control splashing)
This way we didn't slosh and stain the house on our way outdoors!

2. Make sure you use a good ratio of cornstarch to water.
You'll want it to be a thicker paste not too watery so the color will show up.


The only disappointment was that it dried very opaque and white.
I guess I should have used more food coloring,
but I was worried about the girls staining their clothes or the sidewalk!!




Now it's time to crack out our CRAYOLA chalk rakeand get busy -- Yay Rainbows!


Fondly,
Pink and Green Mama,
MaryLea




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