Emily wanted to draw with sidewalk chalk this afternoon, but Clara was taking a nap so I didn’t want one child outside while the other was indoors. So we compromised using a shower curtain liner as a reusable art mat. It worked beautifully!
Rainy Day Fun — Reusable Art Mat
September 8, 2009 by
The vinyl shower curtain liner was only $1 from Big Lots, and sidewalk chalk was from the dollar store. This was so inexpensive, but so much fun! It would be a fabulous rainy day activity!
After experimenting with the sidewalk chalk, we tried these watercolor markers from Dick Blick. (Also very inexpensive, I’ve mentioned these before here.)
Plenty of space for scribbling, creativity, and artistic expression!
The mat was almost completely covered in doodles when we were done. We couldn’t resist a silly photo….
When the kids are done drawing on their mat, throw it in the washing machine (cold, gentle cycle, line dry) and reuse it! The chalk and watercolor marker comes right off!