You may have heard that we are having a drought here in the Midwest. Yes, it's true. It's July 18th and our grass is winter brown, our flowers are spent and our trees are dropping all of their leaves. We actually need to rake our yard. It's sad and there are a lot of people and farms suffering from the heat and lack of rain.
Last night, it looked really threatening...dark, dark clouds, lightning and thunder rumbling so i hurried outside and pulled in all the beach towels that were draped over the chairs and closed the table umbrella. And then...nothing. Absolutely not a drop. i think i jinxed it.
So, this morning Griffin and I decided we would make some homemade sidewalk chalk. It was something we had put on our summer bucket list. It was so simple to make. I mixed 3 tablespoons corn starch with 3 tablespoons water and then added food coloring.
We worked quickly because the temperature was 95 and sunny! It was uncomfortably hot, but these paints were so cool! We used foam brushes and we were a little worried when it went on super watery and washed out.
We are heading to the store tomorrow to get more corn starch! We need more rain!