How to Make Awesome Drawings with Chalk on Foam Trays
Reuse foam trays for a process art activity. Not only does this activity require minimal setup, it recycles a common household item. Have fun making chalk drawings in this creative art activity.
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We're always excited to find new opportunities for process art and this is one activity that is a sure winner. Chalk is a wonderful art tool that can be used just about anywhere, including sidewalks, cardboard, and, of course, chalkboards.
We discovered that a simple foam tray is another surface that is perfect for writing and drawing on with chalk.
Chalk drawings on foam trays
We have a recycling program in our community that includes foam trays but I always like to use them in craft projects before sending them to the blue bag. This just makes life a little 'greener'.
Related: How to paint pumpkin pictures on foam trays.
I use foam trays that come with our baked goods rather than meat products to ensure safe handling, even though the trays are washed before we use them.
- clean foam trays
Drawing with chalk on a foam tray is a fun activity that really needs no instructions!
Grab a few clean foam trays and some colored chalk and you are ready for an open-ended art activity.
We found it easiest to draw with white chalk on black foam trays.
This prompted us to make lots of ghost drawings.
Try different colors of chalk and trays, if available, to explore the materials.
This is one of our favorite games and so easy to play with chalk on a foam tray.
The chalk can be wiped away with a dry cloth or tissue. Eventually the foam tray will become embedded with lines and squiggles, especially if kids tend to press down firmly on the tray with the piece of chalk.
You can also wipe the tray with a damp cloth to remove the chalk but sooner rather than later you will have to go to a 'new' recycled tray.
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