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May 3rd, 2008, 04:14 PM
AmAnDaMo's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I've been taking my youngest to a toddler messy art class and I thought I'd share some of the things we've done.

Sidewalk Chalk/Paint

Mix equal parts of cornstarch and water together (slowly). Add a few drops of food coloring.

Paint on the sidewalk (it looks like paint, but dries like chalk). You can use a popsicle stick to scrape up some of the chalk and make designs, and then you can sprinkle the chalk back into the paint that's still wet to make fun effects.

Exploding Paint

Cut a paper towel into fourths. Put one tablespoon of baking soda in the middle of each section and fold the paper around it. Put each "pillow" into its own plastic ziplock bag.

Add a few squirts of tempra paint (the more you add, the more intense the color, obviously), and then add 1/2 cup vinegar.

Seal bag and shake. Put bag on large piece of paper and let it explode, jump on it to make it explode...whatever. Then use paintbrushes, feet, hands, etc. to spread the paint around on the paper.


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May 3rd, 2008, 04:24 PM
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Sounds cool.. we have a messy art day coming up with the HSing group...my kids cannot wait!!!!
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May 3rd, 2008, 06:33 PM
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I really like the chalk paint.

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May 3rd, 2008, 07:55 PM
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May 3rd, 2008, 08:16 PM
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I really need to copy those down! They look great!

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May 4th, 2008, 05:39 PM
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Cool! Sounds like FUN!

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May 5th, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Wow exploding paint, I don't think I'd be game! But it sounds really fun for the summer!

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May 5th, 2008, 05:38 PM
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LOL...that's what I love about this messy art class. We get to have all the fun, but we get to leave the mess there!

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May 6th, 2008, 11:04 AM
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oh awesome...sounds like fun
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May 9th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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I love chalk paint! Cute stuff!
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