Make Your Own Chalk


Spring really is here. Everything is turning green and flowers are in bloom. It is so beautiful outside. The kids want to spend time outside so it is time for an outside craft. Why not have fun making your own chalk? They can have fun and be creative.

I do not think kids ever get too old for chalk. Even my 13 year old has fun drawing with chalk on the driveway. It also gives me some free time to enjoy the outdoors too. They stay busy having fun so I do not have the constant interruptions.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Plaster of Paris
  • 2 Tbsp. Tempera paint
  • Toilet paper tubes with duct tape over one end

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine and stir together. Let stand a few minutes.
  2. Place tubes on cookie sheet lined with foil or wax paper.
  3. Pour mixture into holders and let stand until semi-firm.
  4. Remove holders and let dry completely.

*Ready to use in 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
(Reminder, never pour plaster down sink).

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4 Responses to “Make Your Own Chalk”

  1. Kristie says:

    Never would have guessed you could make chalk yourself. We go through it like crazy! I think the kids will have a blast making their own – and their own colors. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Parenting Through Divorce says:

    Wow interesting post. I also wanted to create my own chalk. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sandy says:

    This sounds like great fun. Never had any idea you could do this. Gonna write a note so I remember your directions and pass it along to my daughter. Might be fun for her to do with her students, and or a few friends who have grandchildren etc.

    Thanks for the post
    Sandy
    Welcome mats out, hope to see you soon

  4. Jen says:

    Great idea! Chalk is inexpensive but how much fun would it be to make our own!

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