- Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Recipe
- Two parts plaster of paris
- One part water (or just a little less)
- Coloring of some sort – this could be powdered or liquid tempera paint, food coloring, or acrylic craft paints, mixed in to a level that provides the color you want
Measure the plaster of paris into a bowl (margarine tubs work well), then gradually add warm water, stirring to combine. Add coloring, then allow mixture to thicken. Add more water, if required, to the consistency of thick frosting.
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Molds
Molds can vary from paper towel rolls (cut to desired length and covered on one end with plastic wrap, foil, duct tape or something similar), muffin or cupcake pans, dixie cups, cookie cutters, small sand molds, soap molds, ice cube trays film canisters, clean prescription pill bottles or popsicle molds. Line tubular molds such as popsicle containers with waxed paper before filling and the dried chalk should slide out easily.
It may take several days for your homemade chalk to harden.
Caution: Making chalk is a messy business; you might want to cover your work surface with newspaper before you begin.
Important: Avoid breathing in the dust of plaster of paris and follow all safety precautions written on the box.
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