Learn how to make your own chalk using a few simple ingredients.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- 1 cup of plaster of Paris
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- Candy or Popsicle® Molds
- Tempera Paint (powdered is best)
Combine Plaster of Paris, water and tempera paint. The amount of tempera you add will determine how dark the colored chalk will be. Pour the mixture into candy or popsicle molds and let dry.
Take the chalk out of molds and use for drawing on the sidewalk. This chalk will be most effective right after taking out of the molds.
I used your chalk recipe. Kids were very impressed.
Beside using dry tempera, I added a small amount of acrylic craft paint for color and it worked great. We tried using paper coin tubes but found that difficult and messy. We did find that a toilet paper tube worked well or a 5 oz. Dixie® cup. ~Felice Birdsall
, a Teacher and Library Clerk at Bayview Avenue School, Freeport, NY.
Another tip is to line your molds or tubes with wax paper to allow the chalk to slip easily out of the molds
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