Pavement Paint or sidewalk paint is a fabulous homemade paint that will wash away with water and you can make with things that you will find in your kitchen. So simple and inexpensive to make.
It is perfect for children as it will not stain their skin and is also animal-friendly so great for using in the garden of you have a dog as we do. You don’t have to worry about them painting themselves or each other as it will not harm them, as you could eat all the ingredients (if you really wanted too)!
I know a lot of parents hate getting the paints out inside, so why not take advantage of good weather and make out simple pavement paint and take the creativity (and mess) outdoors.
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Materials to make Pavement Paint
How to make Pavement Paint
Add cornflour and water together so that you get a useable consistency and then add the food colouring.
If you use liquid food colouring like we did the colours will be paler. I would suggest using gel food colouring for a brighter, more intensive colour.
I would recommend giving enough brushes or things to make marks for each of the colours so initially the colours stay unmixed.
But don’t worry too much. Just let them having fun and enjoy themselves. As you can see it dries with a white powder thanks to the cornflour (cornstarch).
It is really fun for them and you don’t have to worry about them getting covered in paint.
Extend the Play
If you want to extend the play then why not kive the kids watering or a hose pipe so they can wash away their marks and as we all know kids LOVE anything to do with water.
I like this idea – will have to try it soon!
Love this! My little girl (2) loves to get messy and constantly wants to be outside so this looks like a win-win activity for us this summer. Thanks for sharing!