Simply dipping chalk into sugar water will brighten the colors
and ultimately help a little with chalk smudges. So easy! So beautiful!
If you work on dark paper, you'll be extra pleased.
Dark Sugar Chalk
from PRESCHOOL ART
Preschool Art, by MaryAnn Kohl offers over
200 process-oriented preschool activities for children ages 3-6 years.
• colored chalk
1. Soak the chalk sticks in the cup of sugar water for five to ten minutes (or just dip now and then is ok too). This adds brilliance to the color and helps resist smudging.
2. Draw on the black paper with the sugar chalk. Lines can be bold and bright or light and blurry.
3. Brush chalk marks with cotton balls as an optional art technique.
• Make a spooky fall drawing. The black background will make the colors seem to glow.
• Use other colors and different textures of paper.
• Paint the paper with a mixture of canned milk and liquid starch. Draw on the wet paper for a sparkling effect.
Hint: Chalk is inherently smudgy, but the sugar-water mixture will help reduce smudging a little bit.
© copyright MaryAnn Kohl 2010
Permission is given to print one copy for personal use.
Multiple copies require permission from MaryAnn Kohl or the publisher, Gryphon House.
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