5 Easy Art Projects: Inky Chalky Drawings

A week of easy art projects for kids from This one is chalk pastel on ink.

5 really easy and cool art projects for kids

It’s day 2 of easy art projects, (day 1 is Dotty Marker Drawings) and today we’ve got chalk pastel drawings on ink-covered paper. I know that’s a mouthful, but it couldn’t be easier.

You can do this project with any age, the only difference being how much you are involved (which is usually the case when you modify art projects, right?)


  • Watercolor paper (not too textured- alternatively, use bristol)
  • India ink (alternatively, use black, non-washable tempera.)
  • Sponge brush
  • Chalk pastels (alternatively, use chalk, but the pastels look much more vibrant.)

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Using your sponge brush, cover the watercolor paper with black india ink. Black tempera paint works well, too, but only if it’s the non-washable paint. We left a loose white ‘frame’ unpainted around the paper. The Amazon link at the bottom of the post is for watercolor paper that is rough on one side and smooth on the other, for different types of projects! I love products that do double duty.

Let the paper dry and draw on it! For the littles, they can draw whatever their hearts desire. Just the act of drawing on a new surface, with a new medium is great exploration for them.

A week of easy art projects for kids from This one is chalk pastel on ink.

For the big kids, ket them draw whatever they want, or make some cool color/warm color dots: have them pick two cool colors and two warm colors and combine them into dots- (one on the outside of the dot and one inside.)

A week of easy art projects for kids from This one is chalk pastel on ink.

How moderne!

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See all 5 of the Easy Art Projects:

Day 1: Folded Paper Marker Drawings

Day 2: Inky Chalk Pastel Drawings

Day 3: Spray Paint T-shirts

Day 4: Smiley Face Paintings

Day 5: Cardboard Prints

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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