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chalk photo father's day gift

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.

Frame a Chalk Art Photo for Dad by Hip2Save

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:

grandpa gift for father's day

1.) Our Grandpa Rocks

Draw a music theme and use some musical related toys or instruments for photo props!

chalk photo father's day gift

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.

fun father's day photo gift

3.) Best Papa Ever (Fishing Boat)

Draw a simple boat in water, and have the kids hold pretend fishing poles!


 Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 

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Lina has 8+ years' experience in content creation across lifestyle, decor, recipes & DIY. She has a Bachelors in Business Management. Connect with Lina on LinkedIn


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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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