Friday, April 26, 2013

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

Stuck for ideas to do with the kids now that school holidays are coming to an end? Why not go old school with a bit of sidewalk chalk fun and make your own with the kids.

Full tutorial over at Playful Learning.

What you'll need:
  • Tempera Paint (use primary, and mix secondary colors)
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Water
  • Wrapping Paper Tubes
  • Wax Paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Sandwich baggies (for piping bags)
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the tube into 5 inch segments.  Line the interiors with wax paper, tape the base to seal one end, and set aside.
  2. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of tempera paint with 1/2 cup of water.  Stir in 3/4 cup of plaster of Paris.  Spoon the mixture into a sandwich baggy and snip the end. Squeeze the contents into the tube. Prop straight up (I used the masking tape ring to support my 6 tubes).
  3. Allow to dry at room temperature for at least 12 hours.  Enjoy!
Tutorial and photos courtesy of Playful Learning.

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