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Now that it's finally warming up here in NE Ohio, we are heading outdoors any chance we get. I mean, let's be real here. After a winter full of insanely cold, sub-Arctic temperatures, we all suffered from a pretty severe case of Cabin Fever!
One thing all 3 of my kids love is art. They enjoy being creative and expressing themselves through colors, shapes, and whatever their little minds can conjure up. Sometimes I am lucky and can even get my teen and preschoolers to work together on art projects. That's saying a lot, too, since much of the time, Kyle thinks he's too cool to hang out with "the babies". There's just something special about art that seems to bring my children together.
So of course when the folks at RoseArt contacted me about incorporating creativity into our outdoor time, I was very excited. I knew my kids would be ready to hop on board, too! Not only would they have the chance to create some fun chalk-art, they would also get to be a lot messier than I would ever allow inside the house!
We received a nice selection of washable sidewalk chalk paints from the generous folks at RoseArt to try out for ourselves. Included were Paint Markers, Paint Rollers, and even some "canned" paint with a stirring stick and paintbrushes.
Pretty awesome, don't you agree? To make these powdered chalks into paint, all you will need is some plain old water. That's it! Once your paints are mixed thoroughly, it's time to head outside. The world can be your canvas, literally!
We headed out to the concrete patch on the side of our house. It's in pretty rough shape thanks to 2 consecutive brutal winters, but it is still makes a good canvas for my little artists.
Sophie and Xander really didn't have much interest in making anything specific. They just had fun rolling chalk paint onto the ground. Gotta love it when little ones are so easy to please!
Kyle, my 15 year old. had a bit more vision. He is very artistic to begin with, and comes up with some truly creative ideas. Recently, he was the victim of a hate crime, so he decided to paint a picture showing the emotions that this incident made him feel. Honestly, this kind of broke my heart to hear, but if he wants to express his feelings through art, I am not going to discourage him from doing so. Art is such a healthy outlet for expressing thoughts and feelings, even if they're not all rainbows and butterflies.
Check out his finished creation! He said he would have done more, but it's cold and very windy here today, and the paint started to run a lot. He had a clever fix for this, and decided to make this mishap a trail of tears. Pretty quick thinking, and it definitely helps show the sadness he feels when others bully him for doing nothing other than being himself.
I can't wait to get outside on a nice, hot day with the kids to see what else they create! I think a group mural would be a neat thing to do as a family, and with these convenient washable sidewalk chalk paints from RoseArt, it couldn't be any easier! Simple to mix, simple to use, and no real artistic ability is needed!
If it's 75 and Sunny where YOU live, definitely consider picking up an assortment of these fun art supplies so you can head outdoors and celebrate spring, too!
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