Sidewalk Chalk Spray

Inspired by a post at Infarrantly Creative, I decided to take our weekly play group to the next level with some sidewalk chalk spray.

First, add 1/2 cup cornstarch to a small container, preferably one  with a spout. I used a simple pyrex measuring cup.
Next, add one cup hot water.

Then add one teaspoon tempura paint.

Last, add a small squirt of dishwashing detergent and mix well. Pour in your squirt bottles and your good to go!

As you can see, the spray was a huge hit at the play group. The bottles were pretty much empty when it was all over and my driveway looked like a Jackson Pollock painting!

How to make ice chalk pops

Many of you have asked for ideas on how to keep kids entertained. We had a blast recently with this craft I first saw on Reading Confetti so I thought I'd share. It's basically half cornstarch, half water then however much food coloring you want to add. I did it a little bit different by letting Griffin add the food coloring to the individual pop containers and then just pouring in the chalk. You can tell by the separation that he might have gotten a little carried away so use this approach at your own risk!