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Now accepting reservations for private Small Group Visits starting in May 2021

Small Group Visits

Liquid Sidewalk Chalk

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  • Corn Starch
  • Water
  • Measuring Cup
  • Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Food Coloring
  • Muffin Pan / Egg Carton
  • Paint Brushes / Squirt Bottle
  1. Add 1 Cup of corn starch to the mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 Cup of water to the bowl.
  3. Mix together with a spoon until smooth.
  4. Scoop the mixture into each cup of your muffin pan or egg carton.
  5. Add food coloring to each cup and mix to make different colors of sidewalk chalk paint.
  6. Grab a few paint brushes and head outside to create on your sidewalk!

What did you make?

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