Shadow Art

Making shadow art is a fun way to get kids outside learning and flexing their creative muscles while having fun creating art outdoors!



What you'll need:

  • Sunny day

  • Open space with no shadows and no clouds overhead. Driveways, parking lots, and playgrounds work well.

  • Recycled chalk paint – Making recycled chalk paint is another great way for kids to explore science!

  • sidewalk chalk

  • Paintbrushes


How to:


1. Have kids play around with creating different types of shadows using their bodies and/or other objects such as leaves, toys, bikes, etc.

2. Use sidewalk chalk to trace each other’s shadows in various positions. Tell those silly kids to keep it clean!

3. Use recycled chalk paint or sidewalk chalk to ‘fill in’ or ‘color’ your shadows to create art. Emphasize process over product.

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