Shadow People Outdoor Chalk Projects for Kids

This is a fun outdoor activity for kids.
This activity needs to be done on a driveway, sidewalk or blacktop with at least 2 people 
 In this activity kids will create people using their shadows then use their imagination and creativity to decorate their person

The first thing you are going to do is make the paint for the activity. The paint is biodegradable and will wash off cement or asphalt with water

Materials needed for paint: 3/4 cup warm water, 1 cup powdered milk, 5 drops food coloring, jar or container with lid

You will need all these materials for each color of food coloring or if you want

Step 1: Have the kids pour all the ingredients into jar/container and put lid on tightly

Step 2:  Have the kids shake the jar/ container until all ingredients are blended well.  If you want brighter colors add more food coloring.


Now that you have your shadow people paint ready it is now time to make shadow people!

Materials: Chalk, sponge paintbrush (you can cut up an old sponge, you need 1 piece per color) and your shadow paint

Step 1: Have one kid stand on the driveway or blacktop in the sun in a fun position

St2p 2: Using the chalk have the second kid trace the outline of their friends shadow

Step 3: Have the kids switch places and repeat step 1 and 2

Step 4: Have the  kids decorate their shadow people with the paint and chalk.  Don’t forget to also make a background for your shadow people!


Have fun!