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As parents, we know that spending time outside is important no matter the season, but sometimes it’s hard to get excited about going outside when it’s hot.
One great strategy that might inspire kids — and you — to go outside is to have some fun new things to try or play with.
I was super excited when RoseArt offered to send me a box of summer sidewalk chalk goodies so we could make big art, and on a recent sunny afternoon the girl and I tried some of them.
Pro tip: Do your sidewalk chalking when the sidewalk is shady, or haul an umbrella over to make a shady spot. Makes it a lot nicer!
Sidewalk Chalk Paint Brushes
The first thing we tried was these Jumbo Chalk Paint Brushes. They come in a set of three colors — red, yellow and blue — and look like giant paint brushes with sponge tips.
All you have to do is add water to the chamber, put the tip on, shake them up and you’re ready to paint.
The girl said they were better for splattering than actually painting, but I didn’t find it too hard to paint with. I think as the foam gets more evenly wet it is easier to use.
Chalk Paint Buckets
We really loved these little chalk paint buckets. They come with their own foam brushes, and you add powder and water to the pot, stir it up and it’s ready to paint with.
We covered the whole sidewalk with a scene of a tree with a bird’s nest and the sun in the sky. When the orange paint spilled it became a butterfly.
The colors with both of these products start out kind of watery and light but become a lot more vibrant as they dry.
It was a lot of fun to try these out and to make big art together. We’ll definitely use it again after it rains and we have space on the sidewalk again!
More Summer Fun from RoseArt
When we have space to create again, we’ll also be checking out the Shake it Up Color Mixing set, which has three powder packets and a try for experimenting with color mixing; and these cool Sidewalk Chalk Stampers, which use a stamper filled with chalk powder to stamp designs on the sidewalk. So fun!
There’s also glitter and neon sidewalk chalk, chalk paint markers (which we had a lot of fun with last year), sidewalk chalk paint rollers and more to make your summer more colorful.
The chalk paint buckets have a suggested retail price of 99 cents each and are available at Fred Meyer, Kroger and Big Lots.
The paint brushes should sell for around $5.99, and you can find them at Toys R Us, Michaels, Shopko, Fred Meyer and Meijer, as well as on Amazon.
If you don’t have those other retailers near you, Amazon has a great selection of RoseArt sidewalk chalk products that are sure to be fun for you and your kids.
How do you encourage outside play when it’s hot outside? I’d love to hear your ideas!