Pavement Splatter Paint

Here’s another creative play idea from the folks at The Maya Kitchen.

First things first: Do. Not. Eat. This. This is not edible. Do not feed this to your children. Did we mention you’re not supposed to eat this?

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, on to the fun part! Remember those afternoons spent drawing stick figures with chalk on your sidewalk? Well this is way cooler. Here’s what you’ll need: ziplock bags, Maya Cornstarch, baking soda, vinegar and watercolors (the liquid kind).


For each ziplock bag, add vinegar until the bag is just a little less than half full. Then add about 3-5 teaspoons of Maya Cornstarch and your desired color of paint.


Get a square piece of kitchen towel and put a small mound of baking soda in the middle. Wrap it up well, and make one for each ziplock bag.


Now here’s the fun part: go outdoors with the kids and have them put a baking soda package into a ziplock. Make sure it’s sealed tight. Have them shake the bag hard and place it on the pavement.

The bag will expand and pop, splattering paint all over the pavement!

If making a mess on your pavement is not an option, you can use a large piece of cardboard or a sheet of brown paper and place it on the ground. Put the ziplock bag right smack in the middle of it. Do this with different colors and see what beautiful splatter art your kids can make!


This is a wonderful project where your kids can learn how make your art materials and then use them to paint. Best of all, it doesn’t require any major kitchen equipment!

Have fun and add a little color to your day! But remember, DON’T EAT IT!

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