Psst, does anyone else think that summer days without school can be loooooooooong? Oh man, tell me I’m not the only stay-at-home mom who has ever looked at the clock at noon and thought “Really????? That’s it????” Today by that time, we had already read a bunch of princess books, cleaned up the playroom, made juice popsicles, painted some wooden dolls, done hair three times, done a load of laundry, played on the Slip N Slide, finished a summer project (twice), torn through and then cleaned up the dress-up area, had an outdoor lunch, and dabbled in the water table. Yup. Then we went on to swim lessons, the library, and the grocery store. By that time I was well and thoroughly cooked and gave the still-peppy girls tv dinners in front of a nice, long movie. Ahhhh.
Anyhow, our summer project today was homemade sidewalk chalk paint, and it was a big hit. We’ll definitely be doing this one again.
How to make your own sidewalk chalk paint: Get a bunch of cups (we used leftover paper cups from the grad party) and put them in something that will keep them from spilling (in our case, a large tupperware was perfecto). Put 1/4 cup of cold water and 1/4 cup of cornstarch in each cup. Then add a few drops of food coloring to each cup and stir gently.
That’s it. You’ve got sidewalk chalk paint and the kiddos can use old paintbrushes to create (washable) masterpieces on your patio.
As always, these little babes are quite serious about their crafting. Quite:
It cracks me up how they watch each other so intently. The twin stink eye rivals any quality-control system I’ve ever seen:
They can (and do) crouch like this for hours. If I tried to do this I’d be in traction:
Can you read what they wrote?:
Oh yeah, we’re splattered and we’re sassy:
Tomorrow Ro and Ree are trying out a new camp called Steve & Kate’s, and if they like it we’ll make it a twice weekly adventure. Has anyone tried it before? It sounds really neat.