Sidewalk Chalk Art the Kids Can PLAY In – A Giant Chalk Art Town
It’s so fun to create big art outside – in the sunshine and soft breeze – alongside the kids.
Last week J.C. and I headed to the park with our snack bag, some Tum-E Yummies flavored water beverages (B-Inspired Mama sponsor) to keep the kids hydrated while playing outside, and lots of colorful sidewalk chalk for some BIG and fun sidewalk chalk car play. Check it out…
Our GIANT Sidewalk Chalk Art Town & Roadway
- sidewalk chalk
- toy cars
- Tum-E Yummies to keep the kids hydrated during outdoor play.
- Snacks to keep little bellies happy, too.
How I Made Our Sidewalk Chalk Art Town & Roadway:
I used black sidewalk chalk to sketch out my outlines. I started by making a big oval around myself. Not a perfect oval (no perfection allowed here!); a wavy wonky oval makes for a much more fun toy car road, right?
Then I worked around the oval, adding different parts of a town:
- an oval shaped pond surrounded by simple pine trees and a triangular camping tent
- a silo, barn, and fence for a farm
- a simple house with oval shaped shrubs and a little dog house
- squares and rectangles for city buildings like a police station and hospital
- a tall church with a steeple and cross
Once I had my town sketched out, I worked my way around adding color.
It was as simple as coloring in a coloring book. But as fun as making a masterpiece!
Once I had all of the town colored, I added another wavy oval line around the inside to make the road. I used gray with yellow dotted lines to make a paved road near the town but used browns to make a dirt road near the farm.
My Sidewalk Chalk Art Tips:
- Stick to big simple shapes and lines – it’s hard to get small details with chunky sidewalk chalk.
- Use 2-3 colors for each building/scene – experiment with layering them.
- Add highlights and accent lines with white or a lighter contrasting color.
- Add shadows and depth with a darker complementary color.
- Get your fingers into it to blend and spread colors.
- Use a light touch when blending white and other light colors – they get “muddy” fast.
J.C. had a blast driving his toy cars through his Sidewalk Chalk Art Town. By the way, a toy police car is a must for this town with a police station! There were some pretty intense police chases around that oval road.
I only have one issue with taking my kids to the park or playground…
They’re so excited and busy – playing and exploring – they don’t slow down enough to drink and stay hydrated.
So Tum-E Yummies, a kid-friendly, fruit flavored water was perfect to have in our snack bag.
The fun bright colors, yummy fruit flavors, and cool (no-spill!) sports caps entice my kids to stop and have a drink – keeping them hydrated for lots more play!
With flavors like Very Berry Blue, Greentastic Apple, Fruitabulous Punch, Orange-arific, and Sour-sational Raspberry, kids will “SEE FUN.”
And with 100% daily value vitamin C, B6, B12 and only 50 calories and 13g of sugar, mamas will see “GOODNESS.”