We were back at the powdered paint made from sidewalk chalk again today (originally seen at Growing A Jeweled Rose). Our first time playing with it Kay wanted to create her own "project" with it. This time we hammered the chalk up together and used different colors.
What we used:
- Sidewalk chalk
- Spray bottle
- Cheese grater or plastic baggies and a hammer
- Heavy cardboard
We put the powder in a muffin tin or an ice cube tray (these pics are from two different days!) and used some cardboard I'd been saving from the back covers of notebooks that were heavy enough for this activity.
Spray bottle at hand, we sprinkled the colors onto the cardboard, using fingers and sometimes a spoon.
Then Kay sprayed them until the cardboard was wet but not dripping wet. There were some (many) chunks and I showed her how she could crush them up further with her fingers or with the spoon, but she wasn't interested.
When she was satisfied with that, she took the rest of the powdered chalk, and "painted" her car. (Where does she come up with this stuff?!) Just before we went inside, she dumped the rest of the powder onto the roof of her car and sprayed it with the water bottle.
We left the pictures out to dry and I made a big deal about going out to check on them later. But she had already moved on. She's all about the process, not the product!