we decided to head outside for the painting portion of our play; and thank goodness, because we painted, splattered, and threw latte at our drawings (and it does get a bit sticky).
we started by drawing with charcoal on watercolor paper. my mom had various hardness of charcoal available to draw with. i had a couple of other options for us which included stabilo pencils.
my mom had a wonderful size watercolor pad that we shared for our first attempt. below was our first attempts.
we did discover that the harder the charcoal, the more it really "sat" on the paper and almost refused to move; so if you wanted some movement, you needed to incorporate some softer charcoal.
*our disclaimer...some of these drawings were better others :)....but, we did have a great time
happy labor day!