I found the most awesome quick, easy, fun, and CHEAP activity for my kiddos – SIDEWALK PAINT! We live on a cul-de-sac, and my kids are outside pretty much all day long, riding bikes and scooters, rollerblading, or just hanging out with friends. And we’re lucky enough to have several good friends who live right on our street, so the stream of kids running in and out of the house is pretty much ongoing. I love it. This is a great activity to keep all ages entertained, and it costs next to nothing.
Here’s all you need:
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 6 to 8 drops food coloring
I just mixed them up in plastic bowls, although I think it would have been nicer in little plastic containers, which I didn’t have any of, because I have a ton of leftovers in my fridge. We used sponge brushes, which worked so nicely. The color isn’t bright at first – it almost looks like you’re painting with water – but it dries brightly in seconds. We had a blast! I think we’ll be making more today.