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STEAM Challenge: Sidewalk Chalk Creations

steam challenge

Hey Kids! Get ready for the Library’s weekly Challenge!  This week is a STEAM Challenge using sidewalk chalk!  Every week we’ll post a new challenge for school age children.

Use your imagination and sidewalk chalk to create a masterpiece on your driveway or sidewalk.

Post a picture of your creation on Facebook or Instagram.  Don’t forget to tag #librarymahoningcounty   #PLYMCSTEAM.  We can’t wait to see what you make!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Stained Glass Sidewalk: Use blue painters’ tape to section off triangles in driveway or sidewalk. Color in sections and remove tape for the look of a stained-glass window. 

Kid's sidewalk chalk art abstract with tape

Write positive encouraging messages: Try being creative and come up with something new or use your favorite inspiring quote. 

chalk words

Put Yourself in the Picture: Get creative and draw a background.  Become a princess, astronaut or superhero.  The possibilities are endless!

child lying near chalk drawing of wings

Play a game: Tic-Tac-Toe is a perfect favorite! What other games can you make with chalk?

children playing Tic tac toe


If you would like to make your own sidewalk chalk, you can try these recipes: 

3 Ingredient Sidewalk Chalk

Wiki – How : Make Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk Paint