This is an awesome way to get outdoors, paint pictures, and enjoy a kid-favorite summer activity. What could be better than that? Plus, you can make this homemade paint recipe yourself! Have the kiddos help you whip up our easy sidewalk paint recipe for some outdoor fun with a twist!

FUN CORNSTARCH PAINT YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF

PAINTED SIDEWALK

How do you make homemade sidewalk paint? All it takes is a few simple ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen cupboards. This fun cornstarch paint recipe is a must try activity with your kiddos.  Creating your own play and art materials, such as puffy paint or sidewalk chalk is a great substitute to buying them! ALSO CHECK OUT: Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

SIDEWALK PAINT RECIPE

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Water-soluble food coloring

HOW TO MAKE SIDEWALK PAINT

STEP 1. In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda and cornstarch.  Stir in the water and mix until completely blended. STEP 2. Divide the mixture into containers. STEP 3. Then add a different food coloring to each container. Stir well.

TIPS: Be aware that the paint mixture will settle quickly and be thick on the bottom. Some of the food coloring may also separate. Just stir again before using.

Paint can be applied with sponge brushes but pouring the paint from a spoon or bottle is much easier.

I used great value brand food coloring and there was some staining on the sidewalk. It did fade within a couple of days.

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