DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

My family and I practically live outside in the warmer months, and now that it is the end of May we can’t get enough of outdoor activities. One of Lainey’s favorite things to play with outside is sidewalk chalk paint. Now I have seen many variations of this however, some have come out to runny, or too thick, and so on. So I have tweaked it to my liking and having been doing it this way for two summers now and have no complaints.

Here is your lineup:

Image1 Cup Cornstarch
1 Cup Water
Food Coloring

ImageCombine together your 1 cup of water and 1 cup of cornstarch.
Whisk until smooth.

SWPaint3 This batch fits exactly and perfectly into a regular six size muffin pan.
(It is also easier to carrier outside!)

SWPaint4Then add your food dye!
I use regular food dye colors and they come out awesome each time.
However, I have seen neon food dye at the store and have been meaning to try that too.

There it is….almost as easy as just getting the sidewalk chalk out of your shed, right? Maybe not. But it is super easy and creates a good hour of fun.

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Welcome to my nest

I decided upon blogging due to the countless times I hear “you need to do a tutorial on that craft you made”, “or the homemade whatever you made”, so on and so forth. So here I am. To be honest, for my age I am terrible at technology, so this is so far out of my realm. I am not a writer, so for all you grammar slews out there I would advise you to stay away because I am bound to make you mad. And while were ahead lets add to the list a amateur photographer. Now that I got all of the things that I am NOT out of the way, lets get down to what I am. I am a mom, wife, crafter, food enthusiast, and lover of all the simple things in life. So with that I assume my blog will be filled with the many creations I come up with, food, art, explorations, and my down right adorable two year old, Lainey. To put this all in a little nutshell, I want this to be a blog about my daily day to day life and everything in between. So please stay for the ride, i’m sure it will be humorous to see how terrible I am at blogging, along with the laughs you get at that I can also promise a ton of great recipes all the way from food to house cleaning products and some many other neat things along the way. Oh and my daughters really cute (she takes up 95 % of my pictures and 100 % of my life.)

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So stay tuned…
Tomorrow I am going to put my version of sidewalk chalk paint up!