Chalk Drawings – Creating a Face

Your driveway can become the perfect canvas for creating a portrait.  All you need is some chalk and a few treasures from around your yard.

Chalk Drawings

A simple chalk drawn oval in the color of your child’s choice is all that is needed to start the portrait making process.

After drawing an oval for your child or having them draw one for themselves, it is time to start gathering materials that can be used to fill in the features of the face.

Creating a Face

Let your children get creative with this step as they find material to create a face.  They will probably find some delightful treasures on their own but if not here are some ideas for materials that you may want to help your child gather or have set out for them to use:

  • Sticks
  • Stones
  • Yarn or Ribbon
  • Leaves
  • Shells
  • Bottle Caps
  • Flowers (Real or Fake)
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Egg Carton Cups
  • Plastic Scoops or Spoons
  • Lids

The list above is only made of suggestions as to what you can use to create a face.  Get creative!  Ask your child to help come up with other materials to use.

The face above was made of things we had in our yard and garage. You may choose to stick to only things that come from nature or do a mixture of found objects along with items from your recycling or craft bin.

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About Deirdre

Deirdre Smith writes/owns JDaniel4’s Mom. After twenty years as a elementary school and technology resource teacher in Northern Virginia, she became a stay at home mom in upstate South Carolina. Her blog features ways she and her 5 year old are exploring learning, crafting, creating healthy meals and living life to its fullest. Deirdre can also be found on twitter as @jdaniel4smom and on her blog's FB page. You can also check her out on Google+.