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 Mural
Greetings from Chicago Mural
Diversity Mural in Humboldt Park
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mural in Chicago
Hyde Park Children's Mural
Piece of Cake Mural
Pink Flamingo Mural
Colorful Owl Mural

Create Your Own Mural


Plastic table cloth


Muffin pan


Food Coloring (variety)


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.

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.

Use the pudding to finger paint on canvas. Use the plastic tablecloth on a kitchen table or floor to make clean up easy.

Share your creations by tagging on Instagram or by sharing them in the comments below!

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Author: Brandi Wiatrak

Hey, Mama! I'm Violet's mom and Chris' step-mama, Brandi. This space is a peek into my cold-brew fueled life navigating motherhood and the world. With brutal honesty, humor, and sarcasm, I talk about the joys (and sucks) of parenting, ways to live a simple & sane life, and awesome adventures to embark on with your family. Come aboard my crazy train! Wine and Gerber Puffs included.

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