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Chalk Stencils Surprise

When I discovered this spray chalk that comes in lots of colors I got excited about all the possibilities. You spray it on like spray paint but it comes off with water because its made of chalk. There are so many cool things you could do with this. Like make a big installation on a wall or a street or even a sidewalk. It’s super easy and a fun way to surprise someone.

For this stencil we printed out this free template and took it to Kinko’s to blow it up on their big black and white machine. We cut out the black letters and made sure to leave the center pieces connected by small pieces of paper. Once you make the template you can use it over and over.

All photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Type layout by Megan Gilger

  1. Edwina

    November 13, 2012

    Naw, what a cute idea! I haven’t seen spray on chalk before, will have to look around for it here in Australia.

  2. Alessandra

    November 13, 2012

    xxx Alessandra

  3. laura fox gill

    November 13, 2012

    such a great idea–though it wouldn’t last long in a UK winter with the frequency of rain here! one to save up for spring maybe x

  4. Featheringtodo

    November 13, 2012

    This brings a smile to my face!

  5. Daisy and Finn

    November 13, 2012

    Love this! It would be great for a kids treasure hunt,perfect in amongst the graffiti of the East End of London!

  6. Chloe Moon

    November 13, 2012

    This is absolutely adorable!!! There are so many possibilities that you can do with this! Love it!! =)


  7. anna

    November 13, 2012

    you always have such great ideas I don’t know where they come from!!!

  8. Gina

    November 13, 2012

    Yes, I would definitely get excited over those possibilities as well! Cute idea.

  9. jodi

    November 13, 2012

    That is so cool! I didn’t even know spray chalk existed!

  10. Seriously Sassy Mama

    November 13, 2012

    I love this!

  11. Lisa

    November 13, 2012

    This is sooooo AWESOME!!! 😀 😀

  12. Sweet Harvest Moon

    November 13, 2012


  13. Lauren @ Every Last Detail

    November 13, 2012

    Love love love this!!!! SO fun!

  14. Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl

    November 13, 2012

    Wow, fantastic! I will be hunting out spray chalk now. Mind is buzzing with all the possibilities….

  15. Ida

    November 13, 2012

    SOOOOO Cool. I love it.

  16. shannon

    November 13, 2012

    I love this – what a great Christmas card idea! Any tips on how to cut it out so perfectly?

  17. Elena @ Randomly Happy

    November 13, 2012

    I am seriously loving this series of cute ways to put a smile on someone’s face. And how fun would it be to put a quote that’s personal to you and that person?

    Thanks so much for sharing, you put a smile on my face on a grey day!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  18. Debi Sementelli

    November 13, 2012

    LOVE THIS ! I am going to have to try this with my original hand lettering. This would be cool to put at an entrance to a reception “Let the party begin!” or the couples names.
    Thanks for posting!

  19. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    November 13, 2012

    Love this! It will be cute for a birthday surprise!

  20. Kacie

    November 13, 2012

    AMAZING! You are so creative. I love the whimsical type and the edginess of the graffiti. I want to do this on our driveway!


  21. Nina

    November 13, 2012

    this made my heart melt a little

  22. Evani G

    November 13, 2012

    How cool! Ever worry that people will think its spray paint though? Oh well, it’s awesome anyways!


  23. Jessi

    November 13, 2012

    I am sooo doing this!

  24. Laura @ Laura Lite

    November 13, 2012

    That looks so fun! I LOVE the idea of spray on chalk! That’s what graffiti artists should use…

    Anyway, it does seem like a lot of work though, for something that could just rinse away. I’d never do it for that reason, but I like that you’ve done it. :)

  25. Tanya

    November 13, 2012

    Aw this is the sweetest thing

  26. Marie

    November 14, 2012

    I love the idea of making a statement with spray chalk. Thanks for sharing! :)

  27. Bell

    November 14, 2012

    This is cute… but I don’t get how this works any different than regular chalk? If you already have the template for the phrase/picture that you want to put on the sidewalk, what’s the point of buying spray chalk when you can just take a big piece of regular chalk and rub it over the template?
    If anything, what makes this cute is the template, not the spray chalk…

  28. Tania

    November 14, 2012

    Awwww… love this!

  29. Johanna

    November 14, 2012

    It looks amazing! I would love to spray something on our wall, not only on the street outside.

  30. cmg

    November 14, 2012

    We wanted to use spraychalk and stencils for a promotion at work – cut out all the stencils, and then the lawyers nixed it. :( But the test run we did in our parking lot lasted a few days through at least one rain, and we found spray chalk in fun neon colors. I’ve been hoping for another chance to use it…was thinking it would be fun to decorate our driveway for a kid’s birthday, or make temporary games at our playground. Love this project!

  31. Saple

    November 14, 2012

    I came up with this same idea as a business a few years ago for a friend that was just looking for some fun to do.. Use Vinyl Flooring to make a stencil and then store, easy peasy lemon squeasy.. They never followed through with it.. but I think it still would be something fun for people..

  32. Jordan - Polkadot Prints

    November 14, 2012

    Oh this is great, so much potential in one little can! Perfect for directions to a wedding or something too. Love your creativity Jordan : )

  33. Cheryl

    November 19, 2012

    How fabulous! I’m going to do this as one of my Random Acts of Joy in London. Love it!

  34. Emmberson (Odette's Writer)

    November 19, 2012

    This is really cute and potentially very romantic :) I think I would be self conscious spraying the chalk in a public place since it looks like spray paint…but I suppose I’d get past it :)

  35. Isabelle

    November 19, 2012

    Great idea! I had never seen chalk spray before! Since I love doing everything by myself I wonder if there would be a way to make your own chalk spray in using chalk powder , children’s paint and water in a clean spray bottle.In France we can still find a white chalk powder that was traditionally used as a window and brass cleaner.(I unfortunately don’t know the name of it in English).It’s great to paint directly on windows.It should would in a spray too if properly diluted.I’ll keep you posted if it works.
    I love your ideas! They are awesome!

  36. Art Primo

    November 20, 2012

    Awesome stencil idea! We love it!!!

  37. Diana

    November 20, 2012

    Very cool product. What a great way to brighten up a street! I want to use this stuff to make all the bike routes in Vancouver super happy looking! Just have to wait for summer when the rain stops.

  38. Jess

    November 26, 2012

    Genius! Spay chalk… who knew. This is sparking so many ideas!

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