The children didn't realize that the sidewalk paint this week was different. We routinely use cornstarch, food coloring, and water to paint our sidewalk.
The real fun came with the spray bottles filled with vinegar! The children had a fantastic time spraying their creations and watching the bubbles and fizz.
Paint, spray, paint, spray....
I wonder what will happen if we dump the vinegar into the paint before we brush it on the sidewalk??? I love that the children are so curious and develop their own experiments no matter what we are doing. Lots of bubbling and fizzing in this paint!
An added bonus to using the vinegar on the sidewalk is that it helps prevent and remove weeds from growing in the sidewalk cracks! (I learned that great tip recently from Sunny over at My Life in Rehab).
Can we pour the paint instead of using brushes..... of course we can!
The paint becomes much more opaque as it dries, but is easily washed off the sidewalk.
We were going to wash off our creations with some fun water play..... but the rain beat us to it.
A couple of unrelated updates.... Almost all of our tires are now painted and in place as our rock garden flower pots....
And.... our tadpoles now have their hind legs!!!
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Amy A @ Child Central Station