Field Trip & Activity: Exploring Chicago Street Art

You don’t need to pay an expensive entrance fee to wander around looking at amazing art. It is everywhere around you. Today, we are exploring Chicago, a city with the most impressive street murals. Chicago’s street art offers a glimpse into the historic cultural  neighborhoods Chicago is known for. And, everyone thought the “Windy City” was just about the Cubs and deep-dish pizza.

Bucktown MuralGreetings from Chicago MuralDiversity Mural in Humboldt ParkTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mural in ChicagoHyde Park Children's Muralimg_20180706_203118Piece of Cake MuralPink Flamingo MuralColorful Owl Mural

Create Your Own Mural


Plastic table cloth


Muffin pan


Food Coloring (variety)


  1. Make vanilla pudding according to the directions on the box. Once the pudding is cool, divide it equally into a six-cup muffin pan or six small bowls.
  2. Add 4-5 drops of food coloring to each cup or bowl. Blend until the food coloring has mixed with the pudding and the color has changed.
  3. Use the pudding to finger paint on canvas. Use the plastic tablecloth on a kitchen table or floor to make clean up easy.

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