my older girls (6 1/2 and 8) LOVE to make and use sidewalk paint and today we made our first batch of the year (warm weather has come late to milwaukee). the recipe is super easy and takes no time at all (unless you’re attempting to photograph the process, then it will take forever and you will end up with cornstarch in your camera!). i store the paint in little canning jars because they seal tightly, stack easily and are pretty. we often give a set as birthday gifts – six colors, a pack of paintbrushes and the recipe to make more!
SIDEWALK PAINT makes about six 2/3 cup jars
2 cups cornstarch
2 cups water
big mixing bowl (or glass measuring cup)
6 canning jars or other sealable containers
Combine cornstarch and water; quickly mix it up before it clumps up! Pour equal amounts into six containers and add food coloring. 6-10 drops per jar makes a great, vibrant color.