Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Every one seems to be making their own sidewalk chalk this summer. Why not! It’s easy and pretty darn cheap. And it’s super fun to make! Even little people can help out with this.

What you’ll need:
* plaster of paris
* water
* mixing bowl (an old one or one you use for crafts)
* stir sticks
* tempera paint
* molds (you can use anything.)

Yep, it’s that simple.

Do you have to use plaster of paris you might be asking yourself? I mean, you can google ‘how to make plaster of paris’ and it’ll say flour and water. So this should work, right? That’s a big, giant NO. We tried it. It was a sticky, gooey, horrible mess!!!

Mix the plaster of paris with water. You want it a little thicker than pancake batter. You want to be able to put it in the molds before it sets up. (And it sets up pretty quickly.)

Add some paint to color it.

Put it into the molds and let it dry. If you want the traditional chalk mold you can use a toilet paper tube. Put aluminum foil over one eld. When the chalk hardens, tear off the toilet roll.

Pretty cute, huh?

You can package them up individually in a small bag with a ribbon and use them for party favors. Who doesn’t love sidewalk chalk?
And then have a blast!
Let those creative juices flow!
This is how I taught my kids the game Hangman. I choose a word and then help them guess what it is. It teaches them letters and sounds. Then they do it. (My daughter makes up words. I always lose when she’s playing. Go figure.) But it’s fun!

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  1. Love all the color and shape combinations. :O)

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  3. Oh what a great idea! We use sidewalk chalk all of the time at our house!! This is brilliant!!! I am very keen to give this a try!!

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  5. Really Cute. I was thinking about making fizzy bath bombs with my kids before school starts… any good recipes?
    Nicola @ Twisty Noodle

  6. Justjanie says:

    And I think your blog is great for grandmothers too! I’m all about making memories with my grandchildren after doing it with their mummies when they were kids. Thanks, Erin

  7. Thanks for the tip NOT to use just flour and water. I would have tired that… We enjoyed making pud and goop yesterday and will psot about it by next Monday.

  8. So glad I found yoru blog- definitely my kind of blog, looks like we have the same purpose in our blogs 🙂 And what a fun idea you’ve posted in this post- can’t wait to look around & see more! 🙂

  9. This is such wonderful idea! They look like Lucky Charms.

  10. I love the idea of sidewalk chalk! I think we will have to try that in a few weeks!

  11. WOW! I am new to your blog and absolutly love everything I am reading and can’t wait to try this for my daughter!