Art Project #81- Chalk Pastel Lighthouses

Ian asked to do an art project using chalk pastels and requested a scene with boats or a lighthouse.  Never one to dissuade my kids from doing art I set to work looking around for something we'd have fun making together.

I'm loving that the boys are starting to request and ask for certain types of art projects! Now that we're getting near the end of our 100 Days of Art Projects it's getting harder and harder for me to keep coming up with fun and unique ideas.

We finally settled on using this Lighthouse project from Art Projects for Kids.  We followed her step by step drawing instructions and then when we were happy with our drawings we started adding color using chalk.

The boys decided to make sunsets and used all sorts of beautiful colors for their sky and water reflections; something I really wish I had thought to do!

They enjoyed blending the chalks and playing around with adding a driveway, garden, portholes, and all sorts of other little details!

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. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 

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  1. They did such a beautiful job on these drawings!

    1. Thank you! We were so pleased with how they turned out.

  2. My daughter loves working with chalk pastels too. The lighthouses turned out great! Thanks for sharing them with us!

  3. You are such an inspiration and I am going to copy so many of the ideas you have on here so thanks so much. I have a particular thing about lighthouses as it goes probably brought on by my late Dad always taking me to see them and in particular Flamborough in Yorkshire. #FabFriday

    1. You're welcome!! I love lighthouses too. We have lots of them all up and down the east coast and we do try to visit them. Though I have yet to find one that we can actually climb up inside.. but we'll keep looking.

  4. How fun! I used to love using chalk pastels in art class in high school. This also reminds me of a scene of a lighthouse I painted for my mom a long time ago. :)

    1. I find working with chalk makes me feel relaxed and my older two boys seem to feel the same way.

  5. ooouuu more pictures. These lighthouses are fabulous. Thats amazing you've been doing 100 days of art :) Thanks for sharing with us #FabFridayPost

    1. Thanks! It was quite a challenge to come up with 100 arts and crafts activities to try (and that the boys were willing to do).


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