Saturday, September 27, 2008

Art of Fun


Chalk is soooo amazing!  
It's super fun...
and it cleans up without hours of scrubbing!
And all the kids show their creative and calm sides...i love chalk!

18 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I loved sidewalk chalk when I was a kid and am looking forward to when Owen is big enough to enjoy it.

Bridget said...

AWww, that is so cute! Count your blessings! Only my daughter can play with chalk because my son is allergic!!!!

Wep said...

Chalk does rock, although I am dismayed by the new things they make for chalk that make it look so PERFECT :( I prefer nice messy chalk drawings myself.

Candy said...

wow!

what effect did you use for the first photo?

SO KEWL

Pennies In My Pocket said...

OK that is the coolest photo on the top!! I love kids creating art! :-)

~melody~

Tracy said...

I agree - chalk is a big winner in our family - unless of course someone is eating it!!!

FatGirlsSkinny said...

Awe thats so cute :)

Rhea said...

I love what you did to that first photo! And, I love drawing with sidewalk chalk...and seeing little kids create art on the ground. Very cool photos. Precious little girls!

Michelle said...

chalk is such fun! I read a tip in a magazine to crush up about 2 large pieces of chalk in a bowl, add about 1 cup of water (or adjust until the right consistency) and they can use it as outside "paint"...Someone had given Kayla sidewalk chalk paint last year and she loved it, now that I know I can make my own I'm going to do this too.

Karen said...

They are so cute playing with the chalk. I too, love chalk drawings. I have an award for you on my blog. When you have a minute, please stop in and get it.

Carrie said...

The looks on their faces are priceless. Pure and utter concentration--so cute!

And I agree! Please spill the beans on your first photo? Is it an action in PS? If so, was it free?? C'mon momma--tell us!! " )

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love that first picture! Totally awesome!

Abby said...

I'm so jealous my Erin won't get out there and use sidewalk chalk. She has such an irrational fear of bugs that she is nothing but tense when she is outdoors most of the time...too long living in Alaska.

Tinabean said...

I love chalk too!
Usually it's me you find outside creating with it though.

mommaof4wife2r said...

ok, since so many of you have asked about the first pic, i thought i should comment my own blog...seems kinda weird, but ok.

i modified the pic in iphoto using the adjustment settings. i set the sharpness high, change the color temperature, added shadows, did some other misc. stuff and that's what it looks like. it's soooo much fun to play with pics! i need to post on how to do it...hmmmm

Lindsay said...

I love chalk, too. Wanna know what I JUST did yesterday? We have a little table for the kids to do their art stuff on, and I painted the top of it with chalkboard paint. They love it! It'll be a great indoor thing this WINTER....this LONG winter...just an idea!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh, it's the simple things isn't it!!

Heather said...

Oh yes, I do love sidewalk chalk! As does my kiddo, which is why we have tubs and tubs of chalk in the garage!

One weird thing though - you mention how easy it is to clean up, and I'm with ya there, except last week, Kiddo was decorating the driveway after school (while I was weeding away in the front yard planting beds) and she scooched through her drawings as she went. She was wearing these pink pants that she'd had on for school, and I didn't think anything of it.

But - the chalk STAINED her pants!! It didn't come out in three washings, even with Shout and Oxiclean. What the heck?!?! It was CHHHHAAAAAAALK for pete's sake! I'm still befuddled by that one!

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