Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

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  • 1 cup plaster of paris
  • 12 cup cool water
  • 3 tablespoons liquid powdered tempura paints


  1. Pour plaster into a clean container (like a coffee tin or ice cream tub).
  2. Using a disposable stir-stick, stir in most, but NOT all, of the water.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of the liquid tempera paint, mixing well, especially at the bottom; add another tbsp of paint if you think it needs it.
  4. Add a little more water as the mixture thickens.
  5. Stir well and pour into small containers, such as the tiny dixie paper cups.
  6. Peel paper off after the chalk dries, give to the kids, and let them have fun; outside, of course!
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5 5

This is great! It was so easy and quick to make. I am going to make this for Christmas to give to all the nieces and newphews. Thanks Lennie!

5 5

This is the recipe I use all the time with the girls; they love it! I usually use empty TP tubes, capped tightly on one end with plastic wrap and foil, for the molds. We usually use the larger amt of paint. Great fun! :o)