Sidewalk paintingAs the dog days of summer begin winding down you may find yourself running out of activities to do with your children. Well, one idea that will really let your kids creative sides come out and will require little to no cleaning is this simple sidewalk paint recipe. This activity will get your kids outside and will require very little preparation and cleaning.




  • 1 muffin tin
  • Paint brushes
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of water
  • Food coloring



  1. First mix the cornstarch and water into a cup or bowl and pour the mixture into the muffin tins.
  2. Add the desired food coloring into each well, mix it all again and enjoy!


Note- This mixture is easily washed off sidewalks and patios, but may stain clothes so keep in mind what your children are wearing when starting this activity.