My favorite part of Mary Poppins is the sidewalk scene where Bert does chalk drawings and persuades Mary Poppins to take the children (and himself) for an outing in them. Wouldn't it be a "jolly 'oliday" to be able to jump into your very own chalk drawings? Maybe we can't work that magic, but we can make our very own chalk and create our own scenes on the sidewalk or driveway!
Supply list and directions can be found at Mad Maggie Designs.
Approximate cost: $5 - $10 depending on how many colors you make
- Cover your chalk making station with a plastic table cloth or trash bags for easier clean up.
- Make sure to wear play clothes for this one. Also if your kids like to go bare foot, keep a hose and towel handy to wash/dry their feet after the drawing session before heading back inside.
- I've heard that if you dip your chalk into a solution of sugar water it will make the colors brighter.
- One batch will make three pieces of chalk. I filled my tubes about 3/4 full.
- Add more paint for richer colors.
- For those of you who have children that have issues with getting their hands messy, try this chalk paint version from Skip to My Lou.
- Check out these fun ideas for your drawing session.
- This is the perfect time of year to do sidewalk chalk! Enjoy the fresh air!
Since sidewalk chalk is not permanent, take lots of pictures of your sidewalk chalk drawings and post them to the Kid's Craft Along Flickr group!