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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.

Materials

  • Colored chalk
  • Water, liquid starch, or buttermilk
  • Hair spray
  • Sugar
  • Paper
  • Sponge Cotton ball
  • Paintbrush

Directions

  1. Have your child draw with chalk on a sheet of paper. Spray the drawing with hair spray to set the chalk.
  2. 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.
  3. Have your child make a chalk rubbing by placing a sheet of paper on a textured surface and rubbing chalk over the paper.
  4. Let your child draw on a window with wet chalk.
  5. 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.
  6. Have your child draw on a damp sponge with chalk. Press the sponge on paper to print the design.

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Copyright © 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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