Easy to Make Sidewalk Paint for Your Home

When the weather gets warmer, kids are prone to play outside for hours on end. They swim, they run, they swing, they slide. There isn't anything a kid won't do outside. One thing many youngsters love to play with is sidewalk paint. Your daughter can play hopscotch and your son can play four square. These kinds of games never go out of style! However, sidewalk paint can get pricey. Luckily, there is a recipe to make it yourself! You will love how simple it is because you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen. Not to mention, your kids will have a ball playing with it on the sidewalk in front of your home!

You will need:

2 Tablespoons of corn starch

4 Tablespoons of water

6-8 Drops of food coloring of your choice

If you want to make more or less, simply adjust the ingredient levels to accommodate how much you want to make. Mix these ingredients in a large bowl and the liquid will instantly turn into a paint durable for your sidewalk. The best part about this project is you can make it as many times as you want with as many colors as you want. Your kids will love watching the red and blue food coloring mix make a purple color. They will also love that they are helping you with a project. The best part is that they get to play with it afterwards! It's a win-win for you and for them.

Provide your kids with paintbrushes, or allow them to use their fingers, and let them go nuts on your sidewalk. Once your kids are outside painting all over your sidewalk, you can start the clean-up process. Pour each bowl of paint into a tupperware container so that you can use it again when the time comes. This will eliminate the paint from drying out. Luckily, this paint is meant to be disposable. So with a little help from soap and water, you can instantly clean up the mess the paint made around your kitchen and in your bowls.

This DIY project is popular among many families. It's so easy to do! It's also way cheaper than driving to your local store to buy some sidewalk chalk that gets your kids' clothes all dirty. This paint is made to just wash right off. Say goodbye to stained sidewalks and clothes. Say hello to a fun summer filled with sidewalk paint all up and down your driveway!

About the author: Carly is a blogger for Forward Home Security. She loves writing about DIY home decor projects and is a firm believer in Fort Worth home security.