Method # 1: Art activities using sandpaper and liquid chalk.
Equal parts cornstarch and water along with a few drops of food color or liquid water colors will give you liquid chalk.
The sandpaper turned out to be a wonderful background for experimenting with liquid chalk.
It was all about exploring and experimenting with colors on sand paper.
I think the result was stunning. If the liquid chalk is pretty watery, the chalk doesn’t flake off after drying. In fact it gives the art a wonderful dimension and creates beautiful texture. I can see how these materials will be great to create a topography map. (with cornstarch you ask? Sure, why not?)
Method # 2 : Art activities with sandpaper and regular chalk
This one is fairly straight forward, yet the most fun. Use superfine sand paper and regular chalks to create stunning art. It was so therapeutic for the adult and lots of fun for the kid to rub chalk all over the sandpaper.
Pretending to be the wolf and blowing away the chalk dust during the art session was even more exciting.
I can visualize gorgeous geometric patterns with this chalk and sandpaper combo.
Method # 3 : Art activities with sand paper and crayons
The popular crayon resist technique is experimented on sand paper. Draw a design with a white crayon on superfine sand paper. Have the child wash over the crayon with some liquid water colors. We are big fans of liquid watercolors here – the vibrant color will make you pull up a chair next to your kid and PAINT.
Watercolor over sandpaper is a beautiful sight. Once the sandpaper dries, it tends to buckle a bit. So just dry the art out with weight on the 4 corners.
All the art we created on the sand paper. Our favorite? Hands down drawing with regular chalk on sandpaper.
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What a fabulous art activity with the interesting textured and effects!
Great ideas! You can also color on 80 grit sandpaper with wax crayons and then make a “print” by ironing it onto muslin. The image is reversed and, because of the heavy grit of the sandpaper, dotted. It’s a great way to introduce Pointillism.