Sidewalk Painting = Great Fun

I found this recipe for sidewalk paint the other day.  Of course I found it on pinterest.  The recipe was very simple so I decided to give it a try.

I am so glad I did.  We had so much fun with this!  The recipe is just one part water to one part cornstarch.  I used 4 tablespoons of water with 4 tablespoons of cornstarch for each color.  I just used some gel food coloring and made green, red and blue (I didn’t have enough cornstarch for more colors).  This made plenty of paint for the three of us though.

We all had a great time with this.  Davey immediately began painting a rainbow.



The paint has such a neat look on the pavement.  My painting was limited to flowers, hearts, and dots.  But it was so fun applying the paint to see what it would do.  cornstarch-9


David joined us too.



Davey finished his rainbow.




And then he decided for his next painting he would go for a more splattery approach.

cornstarch-4We called this the Jackson Pollock painting.  Davey’s approach (which may have also been Pollock’s) included splattering himself as well!



We liked his final result very much.


David painted a goblin at each end of the sidewalk.   Great goblins.



Our final result was quite colorful.  When the paint dried, it was very matte and bright.



In case you are wondering, it washes off very easily.  We were sad to see that all of our work had disappeared this morning due to the sprinklers.

But!  That’s more reason for us to do this again soon.  Very fun!