I saw this on Pinterest, and had to try it. I swear I don’t spend all day on Pinterest, though I probably could.
I mixed up the chalk paint like the recipe said. 1 part cornstarch 1 part water and then I just added food coloring until I liked the saturation level.
It was all very pretty to look at.
Then I called Jeremia out to paint by himself. I felt like he needed a break from his brothers.
As you can tell by his smile, I was right.
It was HOT outside, like 110 degrees HOT! The paint dried almost as soon as it hit the ground. This project would be better suited for a cooler day, but we’ve been so busy lately, I felt like it was now or never.
I didn’t even bother to clean the pine needles off of the driveway.
When JP was done painting his potted plant, I called Ami and Conrad out for their turn.
I always ask Conrad why he doesn’t put shorts on instead of jeans, when it’s so hot and he says “I just like pants”. I say “Suit yourself goofball.”
The painting was fun-ish, but it was frustrating how quickly it dried. It would be a great project for cooler weather.
The best part about the whole thing was when we decided to have a chalk paint race.
I dumped the paint out, on the downhill part of our driveway, and we watched the colors run together, and made guesses on which color would go the farthest. Orange won.
It was seriously fun. And gorgeous.
When Derek got home, he took special care and tried not to park on it, because it was so cool looking.
I took this one with Instagram. If you haven’t tried Instagram, you should. It’s just another way too addicting modern marvel.