An added benefit to July in Canada over July in Dallas is that it is not over 100 degrees outside. It's in the high 70s, low 80s, so the kids have actually been able to play outdoors.
Today, we made sidewalk chalk paint. It was just equal parts of cornstarch and water, colored with food coloring. Paints on wet, dries like chalk, washes off with water. The kids had a blast and were out painting for well over an hour. I had to make up a second batch for them to finish.
An octopus drawn by Faith:
The finished product: