3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)

Summer. Summer. Suuuummmmeeeerrrr. Is it killing anyone else?? My dear sweet lovely adorable children are…well…DRIVING ME NUTS! Their little brains are bored without school to keep them occupied, no matter how many time we swim in a day. However, with 4 kids (one of them a baby) I don't have the time to do intricate, completed activities like I used to. I found this old post that is a perfect boredom buster. It's easy, quick, fun, and can be made with stuff you have lying around. It's on our to-do list for tomorrow so I thought I'd remind you all about it too! (And reminisce with old pictures of my kiddos that are growing up way too fast…). I now introduce:

 My favorite 3-ingredient homemade sidewalk chalk paint recipe to kill all those summer boredom blues!

See the original post HERE. Enjoy!
3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)

This project is DANG easy. So easy, in fact, I was able to do the entire project while holding this little hunk-o-love.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)

Side Note: can you believe this was Beck?? He's 2.5 now and so big! Check him out by searching #BeckAvon on Instagram

Here's what you do:

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)

Take 1C corn starch, and 1C water…and mix it up.

I had this happy little guy do it for me (that's how easy it is!).

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)

Priya tried her hand at it…

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

…and yes, it went everywhere.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

Then, you just add food coloring!

Hutch decided which jar would have which color…

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

…and Priya helped.

Thanks Priya!

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

I put in a bunch of drops (the brighter the better!) and let the kids stir it up.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

Voila!

I chose to put the paint into my trusty baby food jars that I use for everything, but you could use whatever containers you have lying around.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

I busted out a pack of dollar store paint brushes…

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

…gave them a bowl of water for washing out the brushes, and let them go at it!

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

The paint is watery-looking at first, but gets vibrant as it dries.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

It does leave some chalky residue from the corn starch, but it washes off super easily.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

When it rained, this mess was gone in no time.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

I even had the kids try it on our stamped deck just to make sure it was safe for all y'alls.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

It was.

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!) From FunCheapOrFree.com

One thing to note is that is does NOT keep well. It gets really stinky as it's left out. So maybe either leave it in the fridge, or just make it in small batches and dump it after using it like I did.
3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)
Hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Happy CRAFTING!
(whoa, that “C” word again….)

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