Sidewalk Painting

After a few days of too much business and not enough fun, a few days of too many chores and not enough making, it was high time for Ewan and I to get out and get our creative groove on.

Homemade sidewalk paint, to the rescue!

A quick search online yielded a number of recipes which were all basically the same three ingredients – cornstarch, water, and color.

Most called for a 2:1 ratio of cornstarch to water, but I found that a bit thin. Instead I went for a 3:1 ratio.


  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Food coloring


  • In a small bowl or jar mix together the cornstarch and water, making sure there are no lumps.
  • Divide the mixture evenly into four smaller jars or bowls.
  • Add five drops of food coloring to each jar and mix.
  • Grab some paintbrushes and head outside to paint the world!

After a short little introduction, Ewan jumped right in and got busy brushing and splattering and, ahem, pouring the paint all over the concrete.

The other children passing by, out for their morning walks, watched longingly. Long no more, mix up a batch and get out painting today!