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Sidewalk Chalk Project for Kids

Create a storybook world in your backyard with your kids, sidewalk chalk and a camera.

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Sidewalk Chalk Story Telling

Looking for a fun new way to take photos, or just want something exciting to get your kids outside? Have your kids create and illustrate a story on the back porch using sidewalk chalk and themselves. This project is a ton of fun, and requires very little adult supervision so your kids can make it completely their own. It's a great way for best friends or siblings to create memories and photographs that will be adored for many years.

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For this project the only material you really need is sidewalk chalk and some pavement. But since half the fun is documenting your creations and enjoying them long term, you'll probably want a camera to photograph them. We also suggest paper and some colored pencils to help with planning your story.

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Planning The Story

If you're going to create a story, it's a good idea to plan out your drawings before you grab the chalk. This is a great way to make sure everyone is communicating and to work out your design ideas before committing to a giant cement canvas! Don't worry about making perfect drawings, just sketch it out so everyone knows the plan.

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Start Drawing!

Once you have solidified your ideas, you can pull out the chalk and start drawing! Lay your models down on the ground before you begin so you know how large your drawings need to be. Create guidelines with a few light strokes of chalk to help you remember.

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