Something New to Chalk About

13 Jul

Time to make some homemade chalk! First, you need to find something to use as a mold for your chalk. I would suggest using a tissue roll or paper cup. Next, if your using something without a bottom for the mold make sure to seal the bottom with duck tape leaving only one open end. Now, line the inside of your mold with wax paper. The best way to line your mold, is to roll the wax paper tightly, and then place it in the mold and use your fingers to spread it out.

Next, take a bowl and mix 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 3/4 of water. Then, you need to add your coloring, do this by adding about 3 tablespoons of whatever color tempera paint you desire your chalk to be into the mixture. After you mix in the color, let it stand for a few minutes. Once a few minutes have passed, take a plastic spoon and scoop your mixture into the upright molds. Make sure to gently tap the mold on a surface so that the mixture settles down and eliminates air bubbles.

Leave your chalk molds out to dry overnight. Once they are dry, take your chalk out of the molds, and let it dry for another night. After they are completely dry, head outside and get “kreative”!! 🙂

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One Response to “Something New to Chalk About”

  1. Jenny Whitney July 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this one out 🙂 I have to make a list before I visit my little ones in Oregon!

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