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Sidewalk Chalk Photo Ideas for Father’s Day

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Sidewalk Chalk Photo Ideas for Father's Day by Hip2Save

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.

Frame a Chalk Art Photo for Dad by Hip2Save
Just grab some sidewalk chalk and brainstorm a theme and message. Use props to make it even more fun. Have your kids lay or sit on the ground. 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. Then frame the photo as a gift, order a photo book, calendar, canvas, coffee mug etc.

Chalk Art Photos For Dad Hip2Save
[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]

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  1. Gretchen

    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!

  2. Gwen

    OMGosh that’s a really fun idea! Thanks!

  3. Brandy

    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.

    • Cassandra

      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. 😝

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Ah yes–My models were paid in popsicles! 🙂

  4. Katie

    Oh my gosh I love this!!!!

  5. StephB

    This is such a cute idea!!! Thank you😃

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure!

  6. momonthemove35

    This is adorable! I love it! I’ve pinned it and hope to make some great pics with the kids!

  7. Rita

    Super cool. Hats off to your creativity Lina!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Rita!

  8. Vivian

    For some reason I don’t think my sidewalk doodles will look like yours! 😉 you are seriously artistic!

    • Amanda

      LOL I was thinking the exact same thing! Mine will end up like those pinterest fails.

      • Guest

        Lmao!!!!! Thanks for a good morning laugh!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      LoL Thanks Vivian! I started out just doing one example, and then it was so fun we did two more!

  9. Polly

    Yes, your art is beautiful (and kids too)! I adore these pics

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh thanks Polly! 🙂

  10. G

    Love this idea

  11. mamasweetpea

    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.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sounds great! Have fun.

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