I recently did a random art project with my younger two. This is from the book Preschool Art by MaryAnn Kohl. First you put masking tape down on a piece of cardboard (we used a mailing envelope) in any design. You can put the pieces down so that they make a nice design (the example in the book is in the shape of a flower). We chose to place ours randomly to make it easier. Then you rub your chalk onto a wet sponge, then press the chalked sponge all over the cardboard. The chalk is supposed to stick to the cardboard. We had a hard time getting very much of the chalk to transfer to the cardboard, so we ended up colouring directly on the cardboard and then smearing it all together with the wet sponge.
After you are done you can peel off the masking tape to see your design. The kids loved peeling the tape off and it was good for strengthening little fingers.
They loved drawing with the chalk, so we got out the spray bottle to experiment with wet chalk.
Any project that involves a spray bottle is good in their book.
Wet chalk makes such bold, dark lines.
Jitterbug’s grip is so much better with these short pieces of chalk, I may have to get him using some short pencils when he is writing and see if that helps correct his awkward grip.
Easy project and not too messy!