Our family has been so blessed to have had such a wonderful summer, filled with so many great memories.
There have been play dates, pool dates, swim lessons, a trip to Tennessee, weddings and a trip to Disneyland.
I’m packing it in because this is the last summer before Katelyn starts preschool.
Preschool! I still can’t believe it.
A couple days ago my good friend and neighbor, Andrea, invited us next door to do some painting. We love spending time with our neighbors and all our children really enjoy playing together, which is even more wonderful! I really love my friendship with Andrea. Some of my favorite conversations have been about life, family, crafting and our faith. I’m truly blessed to have such a wonderful friend in my life.
One of the great things about being close your neighbors is last minute play dates. Andrea had called me the night before telling me she had found a great recipe for making paint using water, cornstarch and food coloring. How fun is that?!
So the next morning, after breakfast, we threw on some old clothes and headed over to do some painting.
I thought it would be fun to not only share fun pictures from our painting play date, but also the recipe for how to do this yourself. It’s so easy and really fun!
1/2 Corn Starch
12 drops of food coloring
1. Begin by mixing your Corn Starch and water.
3. Use a blender to mix it up.
4. We used a cupcake tray to hold all the colors and this worked out much better than using individual cups, especially since there were 6 kids ranging from 21 months to 9 years old painting.
5. Once all your paint is mixed, find an outdoor space and start painting!! I would recommend keeping a fork or spoon near by because the Corn Starch tends to sink to the bottom and build up.
The paint actually looks a lot like chalk on the driveway when it dries, but I love the idea of painting vs. playing with sidewalk chalk and so did the kids.
The kids had so much fun painting together! Katelyn spent most of her time painting circles on the ground. Brayden, on the other hand, was more of an abstract painter and preferred to splatter the paint everywhere and on everyone. haha Thankfully it comes off really easily. When we were done I cleaned up the kids using a wet wash cloth and threw their clothes in my Whirlpool washer. Easy peasy! And let me tell you when it comes to getting dirty I’m all about an easy peasy clean up.