Do you have a pile of small pieces of sidewalk chalk? When they get too small for your child to use for drawing, gather up your chalk pieces and turn them into a new way to be creative.
- Pieces of chalk
- Rolling pin or hammer
- Plastic storage baggies
- Gather all the chalk pieces, separate by color and put each color into a plastic baggie.
- Use a rolling pin or hammer to finely crush the chalk into powder. (Remeber to supervise children while using a rolling pen or hammer.)
- Put 1 teaspoon of chalk dust into a small cup and add 2 teaspoons of water. Add more or less water and chalk dust to make yours darker or lighter.
- Next let your child use a paintbrush to paint with the new water colored chalks.
Now, go outside and make a beautiful mural together!
Find more creative things for your family at Terri's Creative Parenting blog.