We have been seeing a lot of beautiful, fun and vibrant chalk pastel projects lately from our friends over at Projects With Kids. We felt so inspired by her beautiful chalk art that we wanted to try one of our own.
One of our bucket list items is to see the Northern Lights. My family went to Iceland a few years ago and our tour got canceled due to poor viewing conditions. We might not be able to see them just yet, but with the help of a few chalk pastels, we can sure make some pretty art. These chalk pastel Northern Lights are super easy and fun to make.
Sidewalk chalk activities are warm weather favorite in our home. Here are a few fun ideas for chalk games and play.
I love lazy weekends when there is nothing planned & you can just go with the flow. On weekends like this, my daughter loves to play outside just in our driveway. She loves shadow play & playing with sidewalk chalk.
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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.
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.
When our chalk drawings were finished, we used water & a paintbrush and painted over our chalk drawings following the lines of our drawing.
The water on the chalk had a lovely effect & looked like watercolors.
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.
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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