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Level: Primary, Junior
Grades: K-5 | Age: 5-11 yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt®]

By dipping your chalk into wet paint, you can create wonderful works of chalk art that won't smudge like regular chalk.

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Make a drawing using pencil.
  2. Optional: outline your drawing with black magic marker (permanent).
  3. Put a small amount of white tempera paint into a dish.
  4. Dip the tip of your chalk into the white tempera paint.
  5. Draw on your paper. The drawing marks you make will show not only the colour of the chalk but also an edge of white paint. If you draw on dark colors, the white will show up very nicely. You could also use a dark tempera paint with a light color paper. The possibilities are endless.
  6. The beautiful part of this activity is that the paint "seals" the chalk so it won't smudge on the paper.
  7. For an interesting finish, try mounting your finished drawing on a piece of newspaper, or a page out of an old phone book.

Recommended Books/Products:

Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children
by: MaryAnn F. Kohl

Drawing With Children
by Mona Brookes
Founded on the belief that any child can learn to draw realistic pictures using her "alphabet of shapes" while in a noncompetitive environment, Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages. This is THE BEST learning to draw book we've ever seen. (for ages 3-4 and up)

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
by Betty Edwards
Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life--artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers--have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving.

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