Thursday, July 5, 2012

Driveway paint

Since it is just me and the boys for the last few weeks, we have be doing lots of great activities outside.  The other day we decided it was a great day to paint our new driveway!  It has been SUPER hot here and I knew this was going to be messy, but the plan was to play in the sprinkler after! 

Making the paint was super easy.  1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of cornstarch and food colouring to make your colours!  If you have ever made goop, it is basically a runny version of goop!  I made 5 colours for the boys and set them up outside with paint brushes. I knew Monkey would love this, but wasn't sure if Logey would try and paint or just stick his hands in and pour out the paint!

Started off great.  They were both painting beautiful pictures all over the driveway! As you can see Logey was LOVING it!

Monkey was having fun too!  

We stayed pretty clean which is REALLY shocking for my boys...but then of course, it happened.  Logey stuck his hands in, and it turned into finger painting the driveway.  Since it was a goopy type feeling Logey just couldn't get enough of it!  And he was a MESS!

I forgot to take a picture of what the driveway ended up looking like when the boys where done...but there was one really cool thing they learned.  We decided to pour out all the rest of the paint onto the driveway when they were done painting.  Because of the cornstarch it had started to solidify and came out of the containers almost like a dough consistency, but as soon as it touched the warm (HOT) pavement, it melted down into a liquid again until it was completely dry.  We got a pretty decent rain storm that night, and it is still all there on the driveway, completely in tack!  Which makes me long will it be there!!!

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