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Chalk Watercolor Painting

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It has been a beautiful summer so far. We have spent a lot of time enjoying the wonderful weather and playing outdoors. We swim in the pool on hot days and practice playing Wiffle ball, but my daughter’s favorite outdoor activity is making art with sidewalk chalk. She can’t get enough of it. We have buckets of it & believe me, it does not go to waste.

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Since she loves using it so much outdoors, we tried making some art with it indoors as well and we found that it is just as much fun inside as out.

Our project was simple. We used the chalk to draw on watercolor paper.  My daughter chose to make a rainbow & I made a sunset.

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When our chalk drawings were finished, we used water & a paintbrush and painted over our chalk drawings following the lines of our drawing.

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The water on the chalk had a lovely effect & looked like watercolors.

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My daughter actually got pretty excited painting over each color and watching the colors change & blend. She made me watch as she ran her paint brush over every layer of her rainbow.

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I had fun watching my painting take form as well. This is a perfect rainy day activity when we can’t hit the sidewalk.

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Chalk & Nature Art

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This was a great weekend for being outdoors. It was cloudy & it was not too hot or too cold. It was perfect for backyard exploring and playing and, of course, for sidewalk chalk.  My daughter & I love playing with sidewalk chalk. It is an outdoor favorite.

We both began drawing with our chalk & my daughter spotted some loose petals on the ground nearby. She ran to pick them up & brought some over to show me. We decided to work them into our sidewalk art. As we began working, we realized that we wanted more, so we walked around the yard and collected rocks, sticks, leaves & fallen petals.

My daughter loved this. she drew out her picture and placed her nature items around it. She kept jumping up and searching the yard for more. “I need white rocks and 1 stick.” She looked for her perfect pieces & returned.

Our creations were a lot of fun. We worked on them until it was time to start dinner.

Later, I asked my daughter if her favorite part was gathering the rocks. She said “No, I like drawing outside with my mama.” That was my favorite part too.

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