Creating art with sidewalk chalk is a timeless tradition; even in the age of screens and so many other high-tech distractions, chalk art remains a family-favorite activity. That’s not to say it hasn’t evolved beyond stick figures and hopscotch. In fact, bloggers have come up with scores of inventive of ideas for taking chalk art to the next level — even in out-of-season conditions. Think innovative drawing and painting techniques, educational games and activities, inspirational messages, and of course incredible photo backdrops. (Pics or it didn’t happen, right?) Consider these chalk art ideas for taking the fun to the next level — just right for amateur artists of all ages.