Friday, June 10, 2011

Wet Chalk Pastels Activity

I am always on the lookout for new activities to do with Mason.  Since his attention span is still pretty short, quick activities that produce results is best for both of us.  I have found a bunch of activities I will be posting as I go through them with Mason, so stay tuned.

This one is perfect for the Summer!  It's nice to offer a different medium to create with, other than the usual chalk , crayons, or markers.  Mason is familiar with chalk and this activity just added a twist to the usual.  The suggested length of this activity is 15 minutes, which is exactly about how long Mason lasted before he was up playing in his sand table. 

Wet Chalk Pastels

  • Sidewalk chalk in various colors
  • Dark colored construction paper.  (I used black.)
  • 1 cup water
All you have to do is let your child put the chalk in the water and let it sit for about 1 minute.

Once the chalk is wet, show your child how to color on the paper - don't press too hard or the paper will tear. 

The wet chalk will look like pastel paints!

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