Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chalk Talk

This weekend the kids and I turned our driveway into a chalk art museum.

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I drew tons of frames around the driveway and told the kids to fill them in.  It was like a little mini-Renaissance sweatshop.

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But I did give them a few breaks to act like goofballs.  Well, it was mainly Aidan who acted like a goofball.  Boy knows how to strike a pose.

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Once we were done, we had a masterpiece on our hands.

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FYI, Ashley drew dollar bills on the driveway too.  For the price of admission.  Apparently I gave birth to a Republican.

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Once we were done, the kids got all Mary Poppins on their pictures and tried to jump on in.

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It didn't work.  But they sure had fun trying!

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Last night it thunderstormed, and our works of art were washed away in less than five minutes.

Which was kinda sad, but not really.  Cause we just got to do it all again today.  :-)





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12 comments:

Jeanette said...

looks like fun! drawing the frames is such a good idea :)

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

What great fun!!! Love that the kids tried ot jump into their chalk drawings!!! It reminds me so much of my own childhood! Great idea!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

This is so much fun! The jumping pictures rock!!!

"mini-Renaissance sweatshop" = best made-up term of the day (but it's only 7:06AM...)!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Lol looks like they had so much fun.

gringationcancun said...

Wow this brings back memories! My sisters and I drew on our driveway in the summers... so fun! In addition to pictures, we drew hopscotch boards :)

sara said...

I love the idea of drawing the frames. Very crafty lady!

Brandy@YDK said...

great idea to draw frames. i'll draw random shapes and tell G to jump from one to the other. i'm trying to wear a kid out.

Nicole said...

Awww...that's cute!!! The last picture actually looks like they are jumping into the picture!!!

wonderchris said...

Awesome pics! They really did a great job too!!

MelissaKell said...

We chalked the driveway this weekend, too, but not quite like you. GREAT idea to do frames! I'm doing that next time - if it ever stops raining again. Thanks for the idea! Glad you had fun with it.

Barbara Manatee said...

our driveway was covered in chalk yesterday, too! We had 2 or 3 different Hopscotch games going, a house, a playground and flowers galore!

Love the bright colors! chalk is so much fun! (as long as my youngest isn't trying to do graffiti on our vehicles - does chalk kill the paint on a car?

Jenner said...

These photos are awesome! It looks like they had so much fun. It makes me wish our driveway was paved so my daughter could have at it with chalk!!