Friday, May 28, 2010

How to make sidewalk chalk! (I want to try this!)

Here's How:
  1. Find a mold for your sidewalk chalk. Anything from a toilet tissue roll or small paper cup to fancy candy molds will work.
  2. Mix together 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 3/4 cup of water.
  3. Add color to your mixture using powdered tempera paint.
  4. Blend well and let stand for a few minutes.
  5. Pour your mixture into the molds you chose.
  6. Set aside and let dry completely.
  7. Once dry you can remove your chalk from the mold.
  8. Set it aside to dry for approximately 24 hours more.
  9. Take your chalk outside and create fun masterpieces!
  1. Powdered tempera paint is available at most large craft stores.
  2. Experiment with making swirled colors by adding the paint and stirring very little.
  3. Drying time can take from several hours to a few days depending on the size of the mold you chose.
What You Need:
  • A Mold
  • 1 cup Plaster of Paris
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • Medium Sized Bowl
  • Powedered Tempera Paint

Sherri Osborn

Sherri Osborn
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red-headed Wilson's said...

I am not sure I would go through all that trouble when chalk is one of those things that is fairly cheap. But I am lazy. :)

My mother in law has a butter churn and this summer she is showing the grandkids how to make it. I can't wait to go with them!!

Michelle said...

I just bought those ingredients! I'm not sure if I'll make this though, it sounds messy... maybe on a warm day we can do it in the backyard.