Friday, July 2, 2010

Chalk Fireworks

I'm getting a little nervous about the 4th of July.  My two year old has a newly-developed fear of any loud noise -- a truck driving by, the vacuum cleaner, sirens, etc.  I can only imagine what the sound of firecrackers is going to do to her.  We are looking for some earplugs!

This project is an easy way to make a "silent" fireworks display.

You need:
Black paper

1)  On the black sheet of paper, make a small dot with a piece of chalk (I found a few pieces of thin chalk, but we also used sidewalk chalk).  Make short lines in a circular shape around the dot.  Continue adding lines around the dot until the firework is the desired size.

2)  Place a dot somewhere else on the paper.  Repeat step one.  A good idea that we did not do (as you can see by the photo) is to have a piece of paper under the non-drawing hand to prevent smudging!

I have read (but not tried it myself) that you can spray the chalk drawings with cheap aerosol hairspray to set it.  Has anyone ever tried it?!!



Blogger (V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

Cool simple idea!

July 2, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

LOVE your blog! though i'm not in a hurry for my little one to grow up too fast... i can't wait until he's a bit older so i can do art projects with him. so fun!! i'll def be returning and "taking notes" from you!! :)
adriel @ the mommyhood memos

July 3, 2010 at 1:56 AM  

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