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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Playing with paint

Today we started school by mixing up some homemade sidewalk chalk paint. It's super easy and Little Bear seemed to enjoy it a lot.

Paint-

It's simple 1/2 cup cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup cold water. Then add 6 drips of food coloring (more for darker colors)

I gave my so two colors, a paint brush and a turkey baster thing. I loved shooting the paint. The brush didn't work too well. I think a form brush might be better.

The good news is that it washes off the side walk super easy. Once dry, you can use a dry towel to wipe off clothes and small amount on skin. However, I decided to dip my whole hand in it to make a handprint and well, I have a blue tinted hand. Maybe not a good idea. But the small droplets on my feet (and pants) wiped off clean once dry.

This is something we will do again. Maybe I'll make stencils next time and put the paint in spray bottles.

- Mama Bear

Started School

Last Monday we started Kindergarten! So far, we are having a good time. The curriculum that I bought is a lot of review for him (since he already knows how to read, write and count to 100). But we'll be hitting some new math soon and the writing is good to start reinforcing proper technique.

I'm also adding in some of my own things. Over all, Little Bear and I are enjoying ourselves.