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Shadow Portraits

Posted by: Rhonda September 22, 2020

Some sunshine, pavement, and sidewalk chalk are all you need for this simple activity incorporating both art and science (plus a lot of fun).

Find a suitable space of pavement in full sun. Have one child pose, as still as possible, while a partner carefully traces around his shadow. Once the outlines are done, color or decorate in any creative way.

Creating shadow portraits at different times of day will provide an interesting discussion about how shadows work—morning people will be much taller than noon people!