Art Project #58-- Strand of Light Drawings

We took a break from Christmas crafting and decided to try a fun drawing activity.  I had found these neat Christmas light chalk drawings on Pinterest and thought they looked fun and easy.  

It was a fun addition to our 100 Days of Art and it was pretty easy too.  All in all I would say we completed this project in under 30 minutes.  

All you need is some black construction paper, colored chalk, thin cardboard or paper to make a stencil, a pencil and a silver marker or gel pen (though I bet a white colored pencil would work well too). 

To get ready I used a cereal box to make some stencils.  I drew 4 ovals with a flat side and cut them out.  

We then used black paper and drew a wavy line that was our strand of light.  Using chalk we held the light bulb stencil near the line and colored all around the outside of our stencil.  Then we'd pick up the stencil and smudge the chalk just a bit using a cotton ball.  We just wanted to make it look like the bulb was glowing. 

When we were done chalking the bulb we used a silver marker (or gel pen) to trace over our pencil line and add a few small rectangles under the bulb as the attachment that holds the bulb to the strand.  

Tracing the bulb with chalk 

You can see some blurred and others just traced here. 

Using markers to make the lines show up 
Our completed pictures:

In this picture the rectangles showed up quite well so you can see what I mean. 
Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 

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  1. I love the end result, so pretty. I wonder if glow in the dark chalk exists, because if it does it would be perfect for this project. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

    1. I'm not sure that it does exist but it would be perfect. Thanks for the pin.


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