Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Recipe by Lennie

Something fun for the kids!

Top Review by Shari2

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 236.59 ml plaster of paris
  • 118.29 ml cool water
  • 44.37 ml 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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