After school yesterday, I showed my kids and our neighbor a few Father’s Day crafts I have been admiring on-line. Despite some drizzly rain, they couldn’t wait to create these pavement chalk art photos. I’ve seen plenty of these on-line but none starring my kids. This was totally delightful playtime as the kids happily focused on making something special for dad. There was talk of angles and how to get the photographer (me) higher than our four foot ladder to capture a larger drawing area.
I love backing out of the action and watching the kids brainstorm and divvy up responsibilities. Ryan quickly started with the rainbow frame (the Crayola chalk rake is irresistible) while his friend Maggie started on the bubble letters; then Ryan colored in the letters while Maggie decorated the scene.
I like good regular play that becomes part of gifting for someone special. Just order some photo prints and frame ’em up or glue them on paper for a homemade Father’s Day card.
The rain interrupted the kids’ next plan to make a giant scene and have me take photographs from our second story window. Somehow I think we’ll be going through a lot of chalk this week.
For more Father’s Day craft ideas, check out my 2012 Father’s Day Post.