Sidewalk Chalk Photo Ideas for Father’s Day
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Need a homemade gift for dad?!
If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for the dad in your life, check out this fun way to use sidewalk chalk as a creative photo backdrop! The result is a frugal yet special keepsake and a fun outdoor activity to do with the kiddos.
Just grab some sidewalk chalk and brainstorm a theme and message.
Tips for Success:
- Have your kids lay or sit on the ground.
- Use props to make it even more fun.
- If possible, use a ladder to get a shot facing down towards the sidewalk with your camera.
- For best results, use a free photo editing tool afterwards (I like PicMonkey.com) to adjust the contrast so the chalk really stands out in your photos.
- Frame the photo as a gift, order a photo book, calendar, canvas, coffee mug etc.
Here’s a few different Father’s Day Pose Ideas:
1.) Our Grandpa Rocks
Draw a music theme and use some musical related toys or instruments for photo props!
2.) Our Dad is Out of this World
Draw an outer space background and have the kids lay down as if they are in space helmets! So fun.
3.) Best Papa Ever (Fishing Boat)
Draw a simple boat in water, and have the kids hold pretend fishing poles!
Awww, that’s so cute. I was thinking of getting one of those canvas prints for my husband for Father’s day ( it’s also his birthday and our wedding anniversary) but I didn’t want to also pay for a photo session and have some generic jcp photo above our bed. this is a great idea! My kids could write their own message and it would be so much more heartfelt than a studio photo. Thanks!
OMGosh that’s a really fun idea! Thanks!
I’ve seen similar on pinterest and been wanting to do this! But… my kids are small and totally uncooperative. Hah. Keeping it in the back of my mind for a few years from now and a bowl of m&m’s for bribery. 🙂
So, so cute.
Mine is too brandy. This idea is so cute, but I’ll have to put it in my back pocket for later! I don’t think even bribery would keep my darling still. 😝
Ah yes–My models were paid in popsicles! 🙂
Oh my gosh I love this!!!!
This is such a cute idea!!! Thank you😃
This is adorable! I love it! I’ve pinned it and hope to make some great pics with the kids!
Super cool. Hats off to your creativity Lina!!!
For some reason I don’t think my sidewalk doodles will look like yours! 😉 you are seriously artistic!
LOL I was thinking the exact same thing! Mine will end up like those pinterest fails.
Lmao!!!!! Thanks for a good morning laugh!!
LoL Thanks Vivian! I started out just doing one example, and then it was so fun we did two more!
Yes, your art is beautiful (and kids too)! I adore these pics
Oh thanks Polly! 🙂
Love this idea
this is really cute and perfect for summer. did some google searches and found more. Thanks for the inspiration. will have to try it and maybe do some art with the kiddos for fathers day.
Sounds great! Have fun.