Want to get your kids outside more this summer, or looking for a creative outlet for yourself? Here’s a fun project. Liquid sidewalk chalk can be made with basic kitchen ingredients, and the uses are endless. Make a yellow brick road to your front door, line your path with chalk flowers, create hopscotch and mazes, or allow the kids to play and get messy! Dress appropriately: the dye might stain clothes, but it easily washes off sidewalks and driveways.
- 1 part warm water
- 1 part cornstarch
- Natural dyes: This is a replacement for food dyes normally used in this recipe. You can learn how to make your own dyes here.
- Pour the water and cornstarch together in individual bottles or paint containers.
- Mix together until cornstarch is dissolved; it will be very liquidy but will thicken up over time.
- Add in the natural dye as desired. The more you add, the stronger the color. If you want pastels, add only a little.
- Shake up and use!