Fun with Chalk
Chalk is no longer just for chalkboards and sidewalks. Today chalk is affordable and widely available in a variety of colors and sizes. Encourage your child to use chalk in the creative ways described below.
- Colored chalk
- Water, liquid starch, or buttermilk
- Hair spray
- Sponge Cotton ball
- Have your child draw with chalk on a sheet of paper. Spray the drawing with hair spray to set the chalk.
- Use a sponge or paintbrush to paint a sheet of paper with water, liquid starch, or buttermilk. Let your child draw on the wet paper with colored chalk.
- Have your child make a chalk rubbing by placing a sheet of paper on a textured surface and rubbing chalk over the paper.
- Let your child draw on a window with wet chalk.
- Soak chalk in a mixture of one cup of water and one-third cup of sugar for ten minutes. Let your child draw on paper with the wet chalk, then smudge the drawing with a cotton ball.
- Have your child draw on a damp sponge with chalk. Press the sponge on paper to print the design.
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