Friday, October 7, 2011

Brighten Up Chalk Drawings

We have done many chalk drawings on coloured paper in our home, but Eden's favourite combo is the black paper/white chalk duo, because of the contrast - it stands out the brightest. So, I made up a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water and soaked some 'sidewalk' chalk in it (because these sticks of chalk are thicker), and laid them on some paper towels. She did a few drawings with the wet chalk on black paper, and initially it's almost like invisible ink; it just looks like she's drawn with water. But when it dries, the colours are so bright! She had a ball watching the colours brighten as they dried (and so did her Daddy). If you want to keep any of the pictures, just lightly spray them with some hairspray! This is a great one for kids from as young as one year old, just be sure to supervise them. why not give it a go next rainy day? ~ L.

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