Chalk It Up To Summer Fun

Creativity is endless with this easy recipe for sidewalk chalk 

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You will need:
• Plaster of Paris
•Tempera paint
•Silicon mold
•Water
•Disposable cups—1 cup for each color
•Plastic spoons—1 for each color


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How to:
1. Fill each plastic cup with ⅓ cup cold water.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of tempera paint to each plastic cup. Use the plastic spoons to mix the water and paint together. 

3. Add ⅔ cup plaster of Paris to each plastic cup. Stir until thoroughly combined. If too dry, add a small amount of water.

4. Carefully pour or spoon your mixture into the silicone mold. Then gently tap the mold on your work surface to release any air bubbles.

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5. Set the mold in the sun to help it cure. Let dry for 24 hours. Drying time is dependent on the size of your mold. Small molds take only a few hours.

6. Carefully remove the chalk from your molds and enjoy!

Warning: Do not put plaster of Paris down drains—it can cause pipe damage. 

Older children can help with the mixing, but small kids should not.

 

Tip: You can layer colors for multicolored chalk!

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