Summer vacation is in full swing and I am so happy to say that my boys have logged more hours outside than they have inside on their screens. That’s a win in my books. They spend countless hours on their scooters and bikes, playing wiffleball and running through the sprinkler. They always seem to have fun, but sometimes I like to throw something new into the mix. I found a recipe for some DIY Sidewalk Chalk and decided to try making some for the boys.
I love it when I run out on an errand and come home to a driveway filled with chalk drawings. So anyways, I had a go at making some sidewalk chalk and I think it came out awesome. The boys really liked using it and I was surprised at how easy it was to make. I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be making a lot more this summer.
DIY Sidewalk Chalk
Here’s what you need:
- 1 Container Plaster of Paris
- Washable Tempera Paint, multi-colors
- Plastic Spoons
- Plastic Cups
- Silicone Mold of your choice
Here’s what you do:
1. Pour 1/3 cup water at a temperature of 40-50 degrees into each cup.
2. Stir about 3-4 Tbsp. of a different color paint into each cup of water.
3. Mix 2/3 cup Plaster of Paris into each cup. The consistency will be similar to runny yogurt.
4. Pour these into the silicone mold and tap it gently on the counter to remove air bubbles.
5. Let set up for 24 hours. Setting them in the sun will lesson the time.
6. Pop the chalk out of the molds and make sure they feel dry all over.
7. You are now ready to start coloring your favorite pictures all over the sidewalk.
Have fun and enjoy!
I am looking forward to all the artwork my boys will be drawing all over the driveway this summer with their DIY Sidewalk Chalk.