Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cookies and Chalk

I had expected a day of all rain (darn those forecasters) so Maddie and I spent the morning making cookies ~ oatmeal raisin and oatmeal rainbow chip ~ YUMMY!


Then we were surprised to find the sun had come out after lunch! I had no outdoor activities planned for the rest of the week (0nce again those handy dandy forecasters said rain) and the backyard was too wet to play so instead we whipped up some sidewalk paint and headed to the driveway.

Thank you so much to Sandy at Just For Fun for posting this super simple sidewalk paint recipe!!
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
food coloring

mix. paint. enjoy.

I am thoroughly impressed with the awesomeness of this chalk paint! I do highly recommend using some nice thick brushes though or your little one may get a little flustered!

We ended up spending a good hour and half painting the driveway and I have to say Maddie's artistic abilities are starting to outshine mine!

Check out her turtle!

Towards the end Mad had fun pouring out the paint and watching the colors swirl together.

4 comments:

Ally said...

She is very smart, that is a cute turtle!

Georgine said...

I love the homemade chalk paint! Great Turtle However, this is something my husband would have to mix up for me because I HATE cornstarch. Just thinking about it gives me the chills. Seriously, have the chills right now. Oh... oatmeal cookies sound marvelous!

journalofamom said...

I can't wait to do this with my little guy someday soon! How fun!

kelli said...

what a great idea!