Thursday, July 14, 2011

Make Homemade Liquid Sidewalk Chalk

Opproximate Time: 5 minutes
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
food coloring
old muffin tin
Tin foil

1.Mix together the cornstarch and water in a bowl.
2.Line muffin cups with foil
3..Next divide it among the muffin tin holders.
4..Now add your food coloring to each one and stir. This is also an opportunity to teach your child how by mixing colors together you can make new colors. Combine red and yellow to make orange, blue and red to make purple, and blue and yellow to make green.
Recipe #2

Super Sidewalk Paint

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
6 to 8 drops food coloring

Mix cornstarch and cold water together in a small bowl. Add food coloring and stir. Repeat this process to make different colors of paint. You can color larger areas of sidewalk more quickly with this paint than with the regular sidewalk chalk.

Sidewalk chalk
2 cups water
2 cups plaster of paris
2 Tbsp wet or dry Tempera paint
toilet paper tubes
duct tape
Use duct tape to cover one end of each toilet paper tube. Mix all ingredients and set aside for 5 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or foil. Place tubes upright(open end up) on cookie sheet. Tape the tubes upright onto the wax paper or foil to make it steadier. Pour mixture into holders. Let sit until chalk mixture is almost firm. Rip off the toilet paper tubes and let the sidewalk chalk dry for about 2 more hours.