Rainy Day Fun: Chalk and Rain

Rainy Day Fun: Chalk and Rain

I was just browsing through this month’s issue of Parent Life Magazine when I saw the following craft idea.  I was reminded of a comment I just read from a fellow blogger about being trapped inside with a busy toddler because of several rainy days.  I thought I’d post this for her and any other rainy-day readers out there!

Rainy Day Fun: Chalk and Rain


  • Rain
  • Paper Plate (heavy, uncoated, not shiny)
  • Colored Chalk or chalk pastels
  • Cosmetic sponge or paintbrush


  1. Carry the paper plate outdoors in the rain.  Allow the plate to soak well, and then bring it back in to your workspace.
  2. Draw freely with any kind of chalk
  3. The rain-soaked plate with cause the chalk to soften a little and will significantly brighten the chalk-marks
  4. When the drawing is dry, brush chalk liens with cosmetic sponge or paintbrush to smooth and blend the colors

Taken originally from the book Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff.

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  1. Cute blog and great idea. I might have to try this, it’s been raining here(Fl) like crazy this week!

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