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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Ice-Pop Sidewalk Chalk

Nov 11, 2014 06:00PM

Here’s a great way to combine sidewalk art with keeping cool. Grab Dad and paint the sidewalk red (or blue, pink, green, or rainbow) with these colorful ice pops!

What you’ll need:

  • Measuring Cup
  • Spoon
  • Ice Tray (any shape)
  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Food Coloring
  • Freezer

What you do:

  1. Mix equal amounts of cornstarch and water in the measuring cup and stir. Pour into each compartment of the ice cube tray, about ¾ way full. Add 4–5 drops (about ¼ teaspoon) of food coloring to each cube in tray. The more drops you use, the darker the chalk colors. Mix slowly and carefully with handle of spoon.
  2. Carefully place the tray flat inside the freezer. Let sit for about 2–3 hours.
  3. When these ice cubes are frozen, you can pop them out and bring them outside. They won’t last too long, but they will make some pretty art that should stay until it rains or the sprinklers come and wash them away.
  4. *Optional: Make in popsicle trays (adding more drops of color) and add popsicle sticks so ice chalk doesn’t melt as quickly in your hands & keeps things a bit cleaner.