DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Summer boredom setting in for anyone else? Don't get me wrong, I love summer and the freedom to do anything we want, but after 4 weeks of swimming and camping we are all ready for something new and fun. How have you been keeping the young ones away from the tv and video games? I need a new idea for like every day between now and August 14th-so please share!

We did this experiment the other day and it really was easy and fun for everyone. I even enjoyed channeling my inner Picasso on our back patio.

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All you need is cornstarch, water, and food coloring. I had this 6 part muffiin tin which worked perfectly to hold our paint, but you can use anything you have laying around.

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We added equal parts cornstarch and water. But next time I would probably do a little more cornstarch so the paint isn't too watery.

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We filled all the tins with our white paint and then created our colors in each compartment of our tin.

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Don't be skimpy on the food coloring either. This paint looks bright, but dries to a pastel chalky finish.

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The kids were all tentative at first and then we finally relaxed and covered our entire patio.

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I love that this is easy and you already have everything sitting in your pantry anyway. Great to pull out when someone inevitibly cries, "I'm soooo bored!"

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