Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sidewalk Paint and Signs of Spring

The temperature soared into the high 50's today. The sun came out, and we all rushed outside to breathe in the fresh air. I went back inside to make some sidewalk paint, which the boys love. Crayola sells this stuff for a lot of money, but it is ridiculously easy to make for pennies on the dollar. It doesn't keep, of course, but my kids use it up very quickly.

This recipe for sidewalk paint doesn't use cornstarch, so you can make more of it for less money. The recipe is very simple: add equal parts flour and water, mix thoroughly, and add food coloring. To make this batch of sidewalk paint, I used:

  • 6 cups flour
  • 6 cups water
  • food coloring
I split the paint into three food storage containers and added the food coloring. The boys had a great time painting the trees and driveway.

After they were done painting, they all took a ride out onto the road. The snow is completely gone from the main street and is nearly gone from the driveway.

I am going to ignore the fact that the weather will soon drop to 30 degrees with more snow. I am living in the moment, and enjoying the marvel of the most wonderful thing in the world: open windows.

9 days 'till spring and counting!

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