If we had to pick one item to use outside, it would have to be sidewalk chalk. During this ‘stuck-at-home’ time that we are in right now, it’s important to find some ways to keep ourselves & our kids busy, but not just with busywork, but brainwork (as my mom put it). When they are done doing homeschool work or learning on one of these awesome free educational websites (for kids), I try to get them outside for some playtime.
I love this idea from my friend, Della at The Copper Top Chronicles. She and her daughters made this beautiful sidewalk chalk design with painters tape & sidewalk chalk. It looks just like stained glass, doesn’t it?
Below are the directions, pictures & affiliates links to make this stained glass chalk art!
Sidewalk chalk is inexpensive and you get it by the dozen (or more). You can even find glitter sidewalk chalk! Plus, it’s perfect for all ages. The kids can use it for endless activities from this sidewalk chalk stained-glass look to drawing roads for scooters. We’ve been using it for as long as I can remember and I’m sure we’ll be using it for many many more years. Plus, sidewalk chalk is messy enough that the kids love it but easy enough to clean up that I love it, too. 🙂
How do you make Stained Glass with Sidewalk Chalk?
Start by adding tape to the ground in a fun geometric design. You can let the kids make it by giving each child a long strip of painters tape & letting them make the next line.
Next, give them as many colors of sidewalk chalk as you can find in the house! The more, the merrier!
Then, let each child color a square until you have a beautiful stained glass chalk design.
Another fun idea would be to leave a few squares not-colored-in. Leave the chalk out and let your neighbors fill in the rest as they bike by or walk by. It would make it a fun surprise for the kids, seeing how it was filled in or added to by someone in the neighborhood. 🙂
This is a fun homeschool activity to teach the kids about geometry, fractions, shapes, art, gross motor skills, and more! Get creative and make a fun lesson out of it! If nothing else, it’s just an awesome way to get the kids outside for some fresh air & Vitamin D!
Thanks so much to my sweet friend, Della at The Copper Top Chronicles, for sharing this idea with us. I love it!