Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Create Your Own Cave Painting

Want to try your own cave painting?

Materials Needed:

4 Plastic Containers
Sidewalk Chalk
Large Paintbrushes

Use a rock to crush the chalk into powder inside the plastic containers. Use a different container for each color. Add, about 1/3 cup for each stick of chalk and use a stick to stir in the chalk until the water becomes the right color. Use your paintbrushes to create your masterpiece on the sidewalk or in your driveway. Try painting animals like the cave painters did. Don’t forget to leave your handprint next to your painting.

The cave painters used red, yellow, brown, and black but sidewalk chalk doesn’t usually come in brown or black. To make brown, mix blue and orange. If you want light brown, use more orange. If you want dark brown, use more blue. To make black, mix purple, blue, and orange.

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