SUMMER!!!! It’s almost officially here (one more day – June 20th).
This is the last week of school where I work. My son, who is in high school, was done with his finals last week. His summer vacation from school has officially started already. As of Friday, June 24th, I officially start summer vacation too since I follow the school schedule. That is unless I can find a summer job or a full time job.
Summer is not the same when you are an adult. It was so much more fun when I was a child.
I grew up with my cousins, so we spent every summer together – building forts, fishing, going on adventures, bike riding, camping, swimming… we did it all.
A favorite activity of mine to do in the summer months was to draw with chalk on the road and the sidewalk around our house (we didn’t have a paved driveway). We lived on a rural dead end street so seeing a car on the road was rare. I don’t recommend drawing in the road with chalk these days.
Chalk is fun to use and play with because you can stop and start all over again. It’s not permanent.
When you draw with chalk you can also draw things that are larger than life.
My morning co-worker wants to draw buildings with chalk and then have our student like above the building (one at a time) in a position that makes it look like they are flying over the buildings. We’d then have someone stand on something high up to take their photo so that it looks like they are flying over the building like a super hero.
The idea is great. We have yet to figure out what we can stand on that is high enough – and safe – to take the pictures. With one week left of school I don’t know if we’ll have a chance to do that or not.
Crayola, makers of the worlds best crayons (I only use Crayola crayons in my home), also makes fun chalk products that children can enjoy all summer long.
Crayola also released several new outdoor products, including chalks and paints, that will inspire children to be creative and explore with color all summer long.
The new product include:
- Neon 3D Chalk Set: Crayola’s new spin on ordinary chalk provides kids a whole new way to experience chalk with 3D glasses featuring special lenses that make chalk colors “float” above the ground at different level
- Neon Glitter Sidewalk Chalk: Bright, neon chalk with fluorescent pigments are even brighter in sunshine and glitter catches every ray of sunlight; makes the perfect outdoor art tool for any kid looking to add some pizazz to their original creations
- Squeeze N’ Paint Tool Set: Kids can amp up their paint game by quickly turning compatible Crayola sidewalk paint bottles into tools, making it simple to squirt, brush, and roll creative designs onto the pavement
- Licensed Sidewalk Chalk: Available in Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Frozen, and Finding Dory, each pack has a specific palette of sidewalk chalk that matches the character so kids can color outside using just the right color to recreate their heroes.
Crayola was kind enough to send me some product samples to try out with the kids I work with. They sent me a fun assortment of their Licensed Sidewalk Chalk. The color of the chalks that come in each set are inspired by the characters or movies.
These chalk sticks are big and chunky – ideal for little hands (and not so little hands). They also last a long time and won’t break as easily as traditional chalk.
I love the wonderful assortment of colors. They even have flesh colored chalk so children can draw their favorite characters.
My morning kids loved them. BUT… like a dork I didn’t remember to take photos of their drawings. I am not allowed to take their pictures (they are not my kids). I had intended to take photos of their drawings before I left work, but I forgot. It rained later on that day too so most of the drawings were washed away.
I don’t agree with drawing on the wall but the school allows it (as per the custodian).
I think someone was trying to draw a person on the wall (as you can see in the photos). I wonder if it was one of the characters featured on the chalk?
In the bottom photo you can notice the flesh colored chalk (at least it appears to be).
When the kids get to use the chalk again this week I’ll up date this post with better photos.
Crayola also sent me the Neon 3D Chalk Set and Squeeze N’ Pain Tool Set. I am saving these for the older kids that I work with in the afternoon.
We didn’t get a chance to go outside much in the afternoon due to the weather. This coming week we have half days which means we are with the afternoon kids from noon to 6:30 PM. I know we’ll be going outside a lot this week. When the kids use the cool Neon 3D Chalk Set I’ll be sure to take photos of their designs.
This set comes with special glasses you can wear to see the neon designs “pop,” as if they were three dimensional. That is pretty awesome. I would never think you could do something like hat with chalk when I was a child.
The colors are AWESOME! They look like the colors you would see pop from black light posters.
The only reason why I opted to give the afternoon kids the 3D chalk is because they are older and they would use it to make fun designs. The little kids I have in the morning just like to scribble and rub the chalk on the ground without making shapes or designs. I figured the older kids would appreciate it more.
I am also saving the “paint” set for the older kids because I feel like they won’t waste it like the little ones will.
Look for these and other Crayola products were ever Crayola products are sold (many retail locations).
If you would to learn more about Crayola, visit them online at Crayola.com. On the website you can learn about products, receive special offers, download coloring pages, find fun craft projects and so much more. They even have some adult coloring pages.
Crayola can also be found on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.
What do you think about these new products? Do you think your child/grandchild would love them?
*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.