Did you know that today is National Super Hero Day!?
It is indeed, and we’re celebrating the occasion with a fun how-to from ambassador Kimi Coopet of Oh Hello Photo.
She says, “Growing up most kids pretend to be Superheroes. They are characters kids look up to. They imagine themselves flying high above buildings & saving innocent people from terrible villains. So, why not turn your child into an actual superhero on film with something as simple as chalk!”
“Now that the weather is getting nice & people are spending more and more time outside this is the perfect outdoor project.”
This is what you need:
- Chalk (the more colors the better)
- Step stool or ladder
- Superhero Halloween Costume (we are doing Superman)
For this project I did two chalk drawings. One for people who can’t draw & something that requires a little more artistic ability. Blacktop driveways are the easiest to use but you can use a cement driveway. Just make sure the chalk you have has some darker colors in it so the chalk stands out. The best time of day to do this is when your driveway is completely shaded so keep that in mind when you start this project.
The easiest thing you can do is just draw some buildings. They are literally just a bunch of rectangles in different heights next to each other. Then you add a bunch of little squares for windows. If you are like me & didn’t have a cape you can easily draw on a cape.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE.
Just lay your child down on the ground, stand on your ladder or step stool & snap away.
Your kids will absolutely LOVE these!
If you have more of a creative side you can draw something with more color & dimension. This requires more chalk & when you are done you will have chalk all over your body.
I personally like to color my entire scene & leave none of the driveway. Sometimes I create the scene from scratch & sometimes I take inspiration from scenes from movies, TV shows or cartoons. If you can enlist a friend to help with the massive amounts of coloring that needs to take place that can speed up the process.
When I take these I use a wide angle lens. If you don’t have one (or you have just a point & shoot) that’s okay. You might need to use a ladder & get higher. If you do use a ladder make sure you have someone at the bottom keeping it steady. Safety first!
The finished product is always worth getting super messy for & the look on your child’s face after seeing it is priceless.
The ideas are endless! You can do all the superheros or enlist some friends and do a whole team of superheros in one photo!
Kimi Coopet is a coffee addict & photographer out of St. Paul, Minnesota. Her company Oh Hello! Photo specializes in family and child photography. Outside of her passion for photography, she is a wife and mother to three kids. She loves to craft but isn’t sure she is nailing or failing her Pinterest finds. If she isn’t taking photos or crafting she is indulging in her love of junk food and watching comedies, all while snuggling one of her three dogs.