Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer Survival Guide- Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Making your own homemade sidewalk chalk is so simple and fun! It is sturdier and less messy than the commercial chalk, which is great when you have toddlers who love to throw the chalk and break it.

Here is what you need

Powdered Tempera Paint, Plaster of Paris, and Warm Water

Save up a bunch of your empty toilet paper tubes. Trim tubes to make smaller and tape shut.

Line tubes with wax paper. Tape down edges.

Tape one end shut. I covered one end with wax paper and then taped it shut. Much easier!

Mix 2 parts Plaster of Paris with 1 part warm water and add powdered tempera paint to get desired color.

Pour mixture into prepared tubes. Tape to release air bubbles.
Let harden in upright position.

After about an hour remove tube with scissors and peel off wax paper.
You may need to let chalk air dry a bit before use if it feels damp.

That's it! It's so simple. Your kids will have fun making the chalk and have
something fun to do outdoors on those warm summer days.
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6 comments:

Chari said...

that is so cool! I can't wait to try this out. thanks!

Southern Belle said...

What a neat idea!

The Tiny Team said...

Wow! Awesome idea!

Fash Boulevard said...

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HappilyDomestic said...

Glad you all enjoyed this. Hope you try it out with your kids. It's fun! :-)

Blessings,
Beth

The Imaginative Seamstress said...

How neat! I'll have to try this someday

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