Friday, June 22, 2012

Kid-Friendly Friday!

It's Friday again! Another weekend is upon us and we need something to keep little hands busy. So let's get them outside. Today's we are going to make paintable sidewalk chalk. This was really cool to use. Yes, that is a 26 year old saying it. I bet kids would love it! And it's really quick and easy to whip up in the kitchen.

Liquid food coloring
Paintbrushes or spraybottles
Plastic stencils (optional)

Step One:
Mix equal parts cornstarch and cold water. I made four colors and therefore used four bowls. You could make one big batch and then split it up later to add the color.

 Step Two:
Add food coloring until you reach your desired color. Make sure to mix thoroughly because it tends to separate.
 Step Three:
Go outside and have some fun! I didn't have any spray bottles, so I just used a paint brush. Here are some of my pictures. (I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination. That is a red dog with blue legs on the grass. Sad, I know...) If you want to, you can use plastic stencils and sponge paintbrushes. If you do use spray bottles, run it under warm water to unclog the nozzle every so often.

This  is what it looks like when it's dry. And the great thing is that it rinses right off with water. The colors here are really light because I needed to do it out on the patio. I think it would've been suspicious if an adult was out on the sidewalk painting.

 Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for Cupcake Saturday!

Today's Party Trivia:
- In 1633, Galileo Galilei was forced to change his view that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
- The GI bill was signed into law in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Today is National Chocolate Eclair Day!

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