This post and Kool-Aid Colors Sidewalk Chalk Paint are part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Wet-Nap®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ConquerTheMess http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV
I’ve always been very anti-mess. No splashing in mud, ice cream cones gave me a panic, and my kids weren’t allowed to play with paint because all I saw were splatters and stains. Then, however, I had an epiphany. Or, maybe I just realized it was a defeating position to take. Because really, kids are going to get messy. That’s just what they do. And easy clean up at home is what I do.
Which means that I need to be prepared. So while at Walmart, I picked up a couple different packages of Wet-Nap®. Walmart has all your Wet-Nap® needs: 110-Count Hands, Face, & Body Cleansing Wipes, 24-Count Packettes Antibacterial Hand Wipes and 40-Count Canister Antibacterial Hand Wipes. The 110-Count would come in so incredibly handy (no pun intended), because I know we’d need it. This time, however, we picked up the 24-Count Packettes for easy cleaning on-the-go and the 40-Count Canister, perfect to keep wherever needed for safely wiping messes off hands, faces, and bodies.
So, are you ready to get messy?
Oh, the messes we make. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em is how the saying goes. Thus, instead of standing by, merely clutching my Wet-Nap canister, I made my kids a fun Kool-Aid Colors Sidewalk Chalk Paint Kit in an old muffin tin.
Sidewalk Chalk Paint is super easy to make with corn starch and water. You can go with a 1:1 ratio, though I like to do more corn starch than water, especially since some of the muffin cups will be filled with water, anyway. Mix it up, add a packet of Kool-Aid for color and yummy scents, then pour in the muffin tin.
We used 7 colors, with plain water added to 3 of the remaining cups. The last 2 were kept empty to rest brushes. We like using foam brushes, because they hold the color better.
You can always use fingers, too.
Just as long as there’s a Wet-Nap® supply nearby.
Kool-Aid Colors Sidewalk Chalk Paint Kit
Supplies needed, for each color:
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 packet of Kool-Aid
- food coloring, optional
- muffin tin
Stir corn starch and water together in a separate container. Add a packet of Kool-Aid. Mix until well combined. Add a few drops of food coloring if needed for deeper colors and pour in your muffin tin.
Now, are you ready for the really fun part? Get messy!