Homemade Sidewalk Paint

I know this isn’t technically a recipe (but it does use edible ingredients). I have been wanting to do this with our kids for over a year now and today I finally had all of the stuff we needed and one child was at a birthday party so the other child “needed” to be entertained. This was the perfect activity to do today…the weather was gorgeous…and since it’s the first time we did it, I am glad there was only one child around to work out the kinks with instead of two.

Corn Starch
Food Coloring
Muffin Tin
Paint Brushes
Stir Sticks (we used popsicles sticks)

Put about 2 T of corn starch in each muffin tin “hole”. Decide what colors you want. We got creative and used Food Network’s May icing article to help us make some fun colors….pink lemonade and green gummy were a couple of our favorites. You don’t have to have some sort of color guide though, just have fun with it. I will tell you though, that the more vibrant the colors are, the more fun it will be, so don’t be shy with the food coloring.

DO NOT USE A PAPER EGG CARTON LIKE WE DID!!! IT WAS A BAD IDEA!!! If you have a styrofoam one, then maybe use that. Otherwise, use the muffin tin.

Once you have all of the food coloring drops in the corn starch, then you want to add the water. You want to have about equal parts water to corn starch and you don’t want it to be too runny. Star conservatively…you can always add more water. Mix each color with your stir stick and make sure to rinse it off between each color.

Now it’s time to have some fun!

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One Response to Homemade Sidewalk Paint

  1. Meridith

    What a great idea! Definitely going to try this!

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