Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chalk Fun

We are enjoying some time at the cottage with Grandpa and Grandma this week. While Julia and I were napping recently, Aunt Laura drew a chalk road with Lucy. They went the whole length of the sidewalk and included houses, trees, a park and more. I thought this was such a fun idea that kept Lucy entertained for quite some time. The road was big enough for one of her trucks to drive through and she had fun telling me where our house was and Grandpa and Grandma's house, etc.

Today I made chalk paint for the girls to play with. We took a piece of sidewalk chalk and smashed it up and mixed it with a small amount of water. Julia really liked hammering the chalk in the ziploc bag. They both decided that it was even more fun to paint the cottage and were proud to show Grandma the new paint job.


  1. I haven't tried it yet, but here is a recipe for making your own sidewalk paint. :-)

    ¼ cup cornstarch
    ¼ cup cold water
    6 to 8 drops of food coloring

  2. Thanks for sharing, that looks easy enough!