Photo from Toys R UsChalk drawing is a perfect way to keep my child out of my hair for hours at a time.
If it wasn't raining away her latest handiwork, she'd be out there right now covering the driveway in suns, trees, and enormous stick figures.
And thanks to a new set from Crayola's summer line: Tinker Bell.
Crayola let us test out one of their new 3-D activity kits ($14.99) -- a line that includes sea creatures, zoo animals, and some of their favorite characters.
Tinker Bell is my daughter's hero, and when combined with her chalk obsession, the fairy stencils were a hit.
The 3-D glasses technically work with any chalk it seems, so buying more than one set just for the "special chalk" seems a bit silly.
If anything, I'd go for the non-3-D chalk that you can make yourself! Chalk maker kits ($12.99) that come with molds and chalk "powder" to mix with water take the experience from art to crafts with a bit of science thrown in.
Still, I love that the variety of stencils helps kids go beyond stick figures and "draw around me Mommy!"
And did I mention it keeps her engaged for hours? We have officially banned "I'm bored" from the summer vacation vocabulary.
Do your kids love chalk drawings?