March 30, 2011

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Last weekend the boys and I made homemade sidewalk chalk! Wyatt especially enjoyed being able to stir the ingredients together and watch the colors come to life. This would be a perfect addition to any Easter basket, or a fun craft for a beautiful spring day.

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 3-4 tablespoons of tempra paint
  • 1 1/2 cups plaster of paris
  • silicone baking mold
  • old bucket or bowl

FYI - I got my silicone mold at Target in the Dollar spot area since I knew I wouldn’t want to use it for baking after making chalk with it. This is also a project made for the outdoors since it can get a bit messy! Luckily everything is washable though.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Put the water in the bucket, and then add the tempra paint. Stir.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Then add the plaster of paris.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Stir until the mixture is the consistency of frosting. You may need to add a bit more water or plaster.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Then pour it into the mold. Let the mixture set. You can remove it from the mold after one hour.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Then let the chalk dry out for at least 24 hours. Then Ta-Da!

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. awesome blog post! we will definitely try this out

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