Friday, July 13, 2012

We Tried Side Walk Paint

The other day I was following a trail on the web and came across Side Walk Paint at Polish the Stars

Today, we tried it out.  What a fun thing to do.   The kids and I both loved making it and using it. 


Here are colors.  It is so simple to make, and I am all about simple.
I mixed up: 12 T of Corn Starch
              8 T of Water

Mix these well then spoon into your container.  Polish the suggested a muffin tin.  I think that worked well.
Then add  2-3 drops of Food coloring to each container(add more for darker colors)

You can use paint brushes, or as you see below a cotton glove works well.  The corn starch dries to make an interesting coating on the tips of the glove.



The kids drew and painted Rocks.  The painting rocks was cool the paint sticks really well but then will wash right off.  These were dipped into the paint mixture.


After we were done we splattered the side walk with the remaining paint.  Little Van Goghs in the making.

I think for a winter project this would work really well on Black construction paper.  We have long cold winters here so we are always in need of a project like this.

Have a great Summer day!!



  1. I love project like this:) So simple but so much fun for kids. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.

  2. My guys love making this paint! Lots of fun.

  3. I will have to try this with my kiddos. Looks awesome!