Sidewalk chalk has been a major staple in our COVID-19 #KeepBusyRedwoodCity supply arsenal! We’re sure you have been taking lots of walks while sheltering in place. We know how much fun it has added having messages, jokes, and artwork pop up along the way.
Here’s a fun way to spice up your sidewalks by creating an interactive “chalkstacle” course where you can surprise your neighbors with a fun activity as they stroll past your home!
It’s fun to make! Fun to use! And fun to watch others enjoy! The possibilities are endless!
Rock out(side) with us during this week’s Make It project!
The opportunities are endless as to what you can create with a rock and permanent markers (or paints). You can write an encouraging word, make a pet rock, or just brighten someone’s day with a simple heart. There are so many ways to spread joy!
Of course, if you have acrylic paint at home, that is fantastic! For this demo, we’re going to use markers.
Permanent Markers (Sharpies)
Use permanent markers to create cool designs on your rock!
Display your rock outside for the world to enjoy, use it inside as a paperweight, or create a habitat for your new pet! Anything goes!
Share your rock creation with us! Tag us #keepbusyredwoodcity or use the #rwcrocks
We can’t wait to see how much you rock!
SOME IMPORTANT GUIDELINES
Do not take rocks from your neighbors’ yards, unless they are okay with it.
Do not take rocks from city landscapes.
Do not hide rocks in the grass, it could damage lawnmowers
Do not add things (glue decor) to the rock! It could be hazardous to animals or the environment.
Please practice safe physical distancing and proper hygiene
DO YOU LOVE PAINTED ROCKS?
Did you know that there is a whole worldwide movement of sharing painted rock joy all over the world? There is even a local group if you really want to get into sharing rock love all around! Check out the RWC Rocks Open Facebook Group, there are some really great examples by some talented artists of all ages!
Here are a couple of Spring Hat ideas made with common household items. Have fun creating your wearable art! Make sure to show us your finished products by having your parents tag us on social media! #RWCMadHatter
Materials Needed for Spring Crown
Flowers or leaves
String or ribbon (enough to fit around your head plus more for decoration)
Roll out a piece of aluminum foil approximately 18 inches long. Fold the foil into a 1-inch band.
Wrap ribbon around the foil. Leave some long ribbon strips hanging at the end.
Push flower stem horizontally under the ribbon.
Feel inspired to add more decorations to your new spring crown!
Materials Needed for Spring Hat
Cut a circle in the middle of the paper plate.
Lay three pieces of construction paper across each other and cut.
Staple the construction paper on the ends. Staple the two pieces together to make one long piece.
Staple the construction paper a few times to the paper plate.
Add whatever else you’d like to the hat.
Enjoy your Mad Hatter Hats! We hope to see you wearing them on your Saturday walk!