Hidden Art Friday


I pinned this easy chalkpaint two years ago. And then again last summer, forgetting I had already pinned it. Whoops! With August just around the corner, I decided it is was now or never. I could not be more thrilled with the results!

This art project is truly amazing! The supplies are relatively inexpensive (food dye, corn starch, water and paint brushes/sponges). The paint is easy to make–an older child could do it. The mess stays outside. The art is large-scale. People of all ages enjoy it (from my 23-month-old all the way up to me!). And the art is open-ended; you can use brushes, sponges, twigs, rocks. You can paint, drip or even “throw” the paint on the surface. I say this because my kids discovered “splatter painting” ala Jackson Pollock although they know nothing about him yet!

One note of advice. Prepare a separate cup of paint for young toddlers. My little guy was mixing all the colors together until I gave him his own cup.

Some other summer ideas that I hope to cram in at the last minute:

Posted in Art, Hidden Art Fridays. Bookmark the permalink. RSS feed for this post. Leave a trackback.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • banner sidebar
  • favorite books
  • When you search Amazon through our site or buy through the affiliate links in our posts, you're helping us cover the cost of maintaining this blog. Thank you!
  • banner sidebar
  • subscribe

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark.