Spring is in the air and that means the world around us will be filled with bright, beautiful colors! Even if spring hasn’t quite arrived to your area you can begin to bring the fun signs of the season into your home with simple and colorful spring chalk art projects.
Chalk art is fun for all ages and easy enough for all levels of artistic abilities. Trust me, my kids don’t consider themselves to be very artistic, but we really enjoy working with chalks because they are bright, colorful, and even a little messy!
This year we are trying our hand at cute baby chicks. Check out how easy this is:
Spring Chicks Chalk Art
- Chalk Pastels – yellow, orange, and black
- Card stock or construction paper
- A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels (optional)
Use a half sheet of colored card stock (we used green).
Use the yellow chalk and draw 3 circles for the chick bodies. We made ours different sizes. Use your finger to blend the chalk to make the chick bodies look “fluffy”. Make a smaller circle (also in yellow) for each chick’s head.
Use the orange chalk to draw legs and a beak on each chick.
Use the black chalk to make a small circle on each head for the chick’s eye.
The cute hand-drawn masterpieces make thoughtful gifts for family and friends. You can frame your child’s creations, laminate them (so the chalk doesn’t smudge), or hang them on the wall to help decorate for spring!
If your child would like to learn to draw a bird nest using chalk, share this short video tutorial:
We enjoy having a little inspiration and guidance to help us with our chalk art projects. A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels offers tutorials for the following easy art projects:
- Jonquil in a glass of water
- Spring tree
- Spring tree (bonus acrylic tutorial!)
- Quilt on a clothesline
We hope your family has a bright and happy spring!