Hands on Crafts For Kids is the resource for kids craft projects and instructions for kids 6-12 and parents, teachers and other group leaders. It includes school and curriculum based projects,  multi cultural projects, and every day, holiday and seasonal ideas.

It is  the online home of the public television program Hands On Crafts for Kids.

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Sidewalk Art Specialty glue can be added to tempera paint for a longer lasting effect.



Host: Franz Spohn
Nationally recognized artist Franz Spohn shares imaginative art tips & techniques!

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour


Sidewalk Art

Faber-Castell® Do Art Outdoor Chalk Art
Faber-Castell® Watercolor Crayons
Painters Tape
Faber-Castell® Black Tempera Paint
Cardboard or Folders – Optional
Garden Pavers – Optional

Before beginning, make sure you ask an adult for permission!  Start by masking off a square with painters tape.  Then using the chalks in your Do Art Outdoor Chalk Art set, add color and use the included brush to blend. Create your drawings with the Watercolor Crayons, you can even mix it up by using the chalks and crayons!  You can add some patterns by cutting up some old cardboard or folders to create stencils.

For more permanent designs, use Black tempera to paint on your garden paver.  Fill in with the chalks and use your brush to blend.  When the rain washes away the color, you can do it all over again!


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