Just when you thought chalking on pavements was a boring thing your mum made you do when she wanted you to get fresh air so she could talk on the phone, here’s a way to amp it up and make those outdoor scribbles something you’ll actually want to make. Most art games for kids are about creating the prettiest thing you can and showing it off. But not this one!
Of course, pavement chalk was invented so cute pigtailed children would sit quietly on the pavement or driveway making adorable, happy sunshines and rainbows on the concrete while busy parents looked on in satisfaction. Little did they know that there’s fun to be had here, even if you don’t think drawing daisies and sunshines are a great way to spend the long afternoon. You’re going to draw, all right, but you’re going to do it your own way.
You’ll pull out the pavement chalk or pavement paint if you have it. You’ll settle in to draw a picture…a self portrait or a dinosaur or a battleground or a map of your neighborhood. Whatever inspires you. And by inspires you I mean, whatever you want to destroy. Because that’s when the real fun starts.
You’re going to make a picture of something you don’t like. Carrots or shoes or your math book or those stupid tea parties your little sister makes you sit through. You’ll draw it big and in lots of colorful detail. Then, you’re going to trash it spectacularly.
It’s time to drag out the balloons and line up your ammunition. Stand back and start throwing, slingshot-ing or catapulting those water balloons into your pavement creation. Watch the water splat across the drawing and make those colors bleed together. Bounce and skid water balloons all over the chalk drawing until it’s an obliterated mess, a melting rainbow because you destroyed the thing you didn’t like. Now, you jump up and down in triumph and stomp on it until the neighbors come outside to stare at you.
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