Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Messy, Colorful Start (A Pinterest Poser Challenge)

Summer vacation has begun and even though the weather has been pretty eh and my kids are so busy that I haven't seen them that much, I did find time to get crafty and not be such a poser.  

It's been pretty rainy here, but a couple days ago in between rain spells we made chalk paint and decorated our sidewalks and then danced in the rain on the artwork. 

This week's Pinterest Poser Challenge* is a messy one, but a fun one. 

*In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,** every week-ish I detail a new project/idea/recipe inspired by Pinterest.
**My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

It's a very simple and cheap project, and if you don't mind a little bit of a mess you just might love this.  All you need is corn starch, water and food coloring.

Mix together equal parts corn starch and water until a thick "chalky" paint forms. It's hard to stir and gets very thick, I had to take over the stirring job for a couple of the kids.  Add the food coloring and then you are done.  

My kids (Wade, Lucy and her buddy Caroline) had fun mixing the food coloring and making new colors.  They pretended they were witches and wizards making potions (that game continued for the rest of the day, even after we were done painting).

We mixed our colors inside because it was raining, but I might advise mixing them outside on the grass if you prefer less mess in your kitchen.

Then the kids went wild with their own designs on the sidewalk--polka dots, sunshine and more.  The paint dried brighter than when it first went on and that was fun. 

After the kids finished their designs, the rain started again and they danced and played all around and on their artwork.

 I originally pinned this project from one of my favorite bloggers that I've followed for years Meg Duerksen.Click here to check her post out.

This was the perfect project to kick off summer vacation with the kids and embrace things I love--make believe, self-expression, art, making the world a more colorful, happy place and getting messy.

How is your summer going so far? Have you made anything inspired by Pinterest lately? Let me know in the comments or over on my Facebook page.

Here are some of the Pinterest projects I've done/made/attempted:

A Flower Crown- click here
The Rainbow Challenge- click here
DIY Trundle Bed- Click here
DIY Artemis Costume- click here
Taking Pictures of Your Kids- click here
Gluten Free Pretzels- click here
Cinnamon Sugar Doughballs- click here
Painted Lockers- click here
Melted Beads- DIY Suncatcher- click here
Tissue Paper Pom Pom Garland-- click here
A Delightfully Simple Birthday Party--click here
Make An Awesome Omelet--click here
Outdoor Lights Inspired by the show Parenthood- click here
Herb Garden with Chalkboard Pots- click here
Backyard Graffiti Art with kids- click here
Happiness Notecards- click here
Gluten Free Rainbow Cake- click here
Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies- click here
Make Your Own Magnets- click here
DIY Painted Clay Necklace- click here
Dixie Cup Lights- click here
DIY Ornaments-click here
Gluten Free Clay- click here
Make Your Own Stamps- click here
Birthday Shirt- click here
Gluten Free Pop Tarts- click here
Front Porch Kid Art Display- click here
Door turned into Table- click here
Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here
Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers- click here
Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness. I might even be able to handle this one!