I saw this idea a few weeks ago, with some really cute heart chalk at www.howdoesshe.com/how-to-make-sidewalk-chalk. I've seen homemade chalk before, but I've really been wanting to try it out in one of the molds like the tutorial (instead of the usual toilet paper tube). I look forward to make crayons in this same shape....soon (I've tried out heart crayons in these molds, and loved them too!
Anyway, I have a friend coming into town, and she has some little ones, and my practice (when given enough notice) has always been to take along gifts. I like to bribe children to like me....won't I be a wonderful Mom...I feel family therapy coming on? Moving on....
Since my visit with her and the family will be around the 4th, I decided some red, white, and blue star chalk was in order. I googled the recipe after I lost the link, and found a recipe on Familyfun that seemed easy.
1 c. plaster of paris to 3/4 c. water. It called for powdered tempera paint, but I just used my Wilton dyes.
I found plaster of paris at the craft store for about 4 dollars, and I used a coupon. There is enough to make at least 20 pieces of this fat chalk.
I mixed it all together, and then separated it in dixie cups, added dye, stirred, and poured it into the mold.
I let it dry about 24 hours, and then it slid right out of the mold. I did have to use a napkin and dab off some water that sat on top as everything separated.
The instructions did mention you may need to dip them in water if things dry out, but so far, all seems well.
3 days ago