Friday, August 6, 2010

Homemade Sidewalk Paint

Sometimes being wrong can be sweet.

surprisingly yummy

When I first saw sidewalk paint, I thought it was a ridiculous idea. It has since become my go to gift for small children because it is awesome.

Just the other day I thought, "It is too bad you can't make your own sidewalk paint."

Once again being wrong turned out to be oh so sweet...

note: When we made ours, we used a fork to stir because it can get pretty gloppy at the beginning. I thought I had messed up the recipe, but it turned out just fine.

This paint was a huge success, our first encounter warranted 3 batches because we kept running out and we needed more colors.

(the commercial paint sat forgotten for most of our painting session)

This is our "swampy green" made with one drop of each of the basic food coloring colors. It was by far our favorite. The girl has a thing for swamps, strange?

BBD led the discovery that the more liquid-y texture made pouring and puddling a fun new artistic technique. It was also fun to poke and walk through.

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Hip Mountain Mama said...

So fun! Glad you enjoyed it!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Very fun idea!

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