Whether you’re up for a game of hopscotch or you want to create a chalk race track, nothing beats easy chalk art ideas to keep the kids busy outside. Chalk drawings are a fun activity for kids, especially when the weather is nice!
Ready to stir up some creativity? Try out these 45+ easy chalk craft ideas.
Easy Chalk Art Ideas
- DIY Chalkboard Lettering, Indie Craft Parade
- Recording Your Shadow, Alex
- Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe, Learn Play Imagine
- Sidewalk Chalk Race Cars, What’s Fun Today
- Glowing Chalk Paint, Paging Fun Mums
- Sidewalk Street Signs, Let’s Explore
- Sidewalk Chalk Stars, Alpha Mom
- Chalk Frame, Lemon Tree Dwelling
- Rainbow in a Jar (Chalk Dust Art), Flax and Twine
- Homemade Sidewalk Chalk, Red Ted Art
- DIY Chalkboard Coasters, The Sweet Occasion
- Glow Chalk, Growing a Jeweled Rose
- Sidewalk Chalk Spray, Wine
- Wet Chalk Tape Resist Art, Mom to 2 Posh Divas
- Treasure Chalk, Growing a Jeweled Rose
- How to Chalk Your Hair, Housing a Forest
- Ice Chalk, Reading Confetti
- Chalk Mandalas, Art Club Blog
- Chalk Fireworks, Motherhood and Me
- Spooky Spiderwebs with Coloured Chalk and Glue, Pink and Green Mama
- Create a Sundial, Create With Your Hands
- Color Matching Game, Inspiration Laboratories
- Chalk Shadow People, Reading Confetti
- Chalk Drawing Pictures, Giggle Berry Creations
- Chalk Dress-Up, The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
- Chalk Flowers, Betsy Bear
- Sidewalk Quilt, Flax and Twine
- Art Chalk Rocks, Babble Dabble Do
- Chalk Treasure Hunt, Nurturestore
- Wet Chalk Kite Craft, The Preschool Toolbox Blog
- DIY Chalk City Blocks, Hellobee
- Number Game, Little Hands Big Work
- Sidewalk Chalk Stencil, Inner Child Fun
- Rainbow Chalk Handprints, 3 Dinosaurs
- Chalk Rubbings, Lesson Learnt Journal
- Chalk Stencil Heart Collage, Buggy and Buddy
- Rock Chalk Critters, Teach Beside Me
- DIY Twister with Chalk, Kids Activities Blog
- X-Ray Body, Aunt Tami’s House
- Stone Stories and Sidewalk Chalk Scenes, Inner Child Fun
- Inky Chalk Drawings,
- Chalk Leaf Stencils, Organized Chaos
- Chalk Pastel and Glue Art, Mommy Labs
- Nature and Chalk Flowers, KC Edventures
- Sidewalk Chalk Maze, Home Ec at Home
- Dutch Building Chalk Skyline, Kids Artists
- Preschool Math Chalk Maze, How To Run A Home Daycare
- Chalk Flower Garden, Posed Perfection
- Name Art, Artzy Creations
Best Chalk Art Materials for Kids
This My First Sidewalk Chalk Set from Melissa & Doug is great for small hands and is durable enough to stand up to even your little one’s most aggressive chalk art.
It offers a good grasp and helps with hand-eye coordination and creative expression.
For even more fun, you can purchase these Melissa and Doug Sidewalk Chalk Tools.
It comes with 4 pieces of chalk and 2 plastic holders that are easy to load and unload. There is even a three stick holder so your child can practice making parallel lines with the chalk.
Cleaning Up Chalk Art
Some parents may shy away from chalk crafts because of the mess they cause. And some chalk artwork may prove to be a bit more difficult to clean up.
However, we are here to put your mind at ease and offer a few tips and suggestions on how to deal with the cleanup following chalk artwork.
1. Cleaning Chalkboard Walls
To clean a chalkboard wall, simply add a couple of drops of dish soap to a bucket of water. Use a soft cloth or washcloth to wipe down the chalkboard.
If there is chalkboard paint, remove it with an eraser or damp cloth; however, you may find you need a bit more elbow grease to clean chalkboard paint compared to regular chalk.
2. Removing Liquid Chalk
A Magic Eraser is always great for cleaning up those tough and stubborn liquid chalk messes. However, you want to test it out first to make sure it won’t damage any surfaces you are cleaning.
You can also try using a baby wipe or an ammonia-based cleaning solution.
3. Cleaning Chalk from Concrete
If your kids had a fun day outside drawing all over the driveway and sidewalks and there is no rain in the forecast, you may be wondering how to clean up your little artist’s chalk art outside. It’s easy!
You can use a garden hose to spray down the concrete and then brush the chalk areas with a stiff-bristled brush.
If there is tough chalk you can’t remove, you may need to scrub a bit more with a sponge and a mildly abrasive liquid detergent.
4. Removing Chalk Stains from Clothing
If chalk made its way to your child’s clothing – and you know it is a definite possibility, you will want to blot the stained area with alcohol and then wash the clothing in hot water with your laundry detergent. Repeat this process until the chalk has disappeared from the clothes.
Have Fun With These Easy Chalk Ideas!
Now that you know that chalk can be fun and won’t really damage anything, have some fun with your little ones outside or even inside with fun and creative chalk art ideas you can do right at home!
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