Sidewalk chalk is one of the most popular outside activities for kids. This geometric sidewalk chalk art for kids is an excellent boredom buster.
Whether you’re on summer vacation or just spending long days at home with your kids, the days can seem to get longer and longer. This year my kids had two weeks of spring break, then we started our stay home stay safe time. As of right now, my kids have been off of school for two months.
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We’ve found plenty of things to do but sometimes need to switch it up and try something new. I can’t even count the number of hours we’ve spent in the driveway, drawing with sidewalk chalk.
I came across this sidewalk chalk art for kids and thought we’d give it a try. One of the best things about this activity is that it requires only two supplies, which you more than likely have at home already.
Every design is different, and kids can easily create their own unique designs. I have a four-year-old and a nine-year-old who were both able to do this activity. For my younger daughter, I did have to help with the tape, but she loved telling me where to put the tape, coloring it, and revealing the finished product. My older daughter created her sidewalk chalk design herself.
What do you need to make geometric sidewalk chalk art?
Two easy to find supplies and loads of creativity.
Painters Tape or Masking Tape
How to make geometric sidewalk chalk art for kids.
Gather your supplies and find a place on your driveway, sidewalk, or porch. We put ours on the sidewalk in front of our house so everyone walking by could see it.
Start by creating the outline of your design by putting tape onto the sidewalk. From there, you’ll use smaller pieces of tape to create the rest of your design. You can make the spaces as large or small as you like. For younger kids, I would suggest larger areas.
Now color each space in using any colors you like. Make sure to color along the edges of the tape, so you have beautiful lines when you pull the tape off. Another tip is to color the space completely to see the best pop of color when you’re done.
After you’ve colored all the spaces you created, all that’s left is to pull the tape off. Pulling the tape off was my girl’s favorite part for some reason. You don’t need to be gentle when pulling the tape off, just rip it off.
We had so much fun with this that we made multiple designs. If the spaces of your design are large enough, you can even play a jumping game with your kids. Call out a color and have them jump or step to that color.