The first time I spotted these spray chalk set at Target, my mind began to bubble with a thousand ideas.
One of my "craft with a purpose" idea is to chalk my driveway with cute designs or positive quotes for my neighbors. Needless to say, these chalk sprays would be perfect for this!
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As rainbows are one of my favorite "craft with a purpose" art, I decided to chalk a big one and also to add some butterflies to make it even cuter. I used a butterfly stencil.
Since the stencil is small, I needed to create a frame so the spray will not dye the surface around the butterfly as well. I used a styrofoam rectangle that came with some mail delivery. I made a cut in the center with the same measurements of the stencil and then stick the stencil with tape.
First I chalked the rainbow on the concrete. I like to make the arc with a free hand to give it a very natural aspect. As soon as you use the spray, the image is wet. When it dries is when the magic happens and the colors gain a powder texture. It's too beautiful! I made a few small adjustments in the colors before getting to the butterflies.
The butterflies were soooo easy to do.
Just keep moving the stencil around the rainbow using different colors.
Then I tried also at grass and rocks, to see how it will work. So far, the concrete was my favorite although some passers-by really enjoyed the ones in the grass.
The most wonderful thing about doing the designs was that _ beside the fun _ I had people stopping by to chat about what I was doing. People walking their dogs, moms with babies, kids coming back from school. They wanted to know about the product, about the designs, compliment, say hi! I felt like my "craft with a purpose" mission was accomplished as part of it is to connect with people!
Be aware that the product ends up a little quick, so do not waste it before you cone. The other recommendation is that you wash off with a hose before 24 hours because there is the risk of the product leaving waste.
Happy crafting with a purpose!