Monday, July 5, 2010

Messy Monday -- DIY Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk
  • 1 cup plaster of paris
  • 1/2 cup cool water
  • 3 Tbsp liquid tempera paints
  1. Protect your work surface with newspaper or butcher paper.
  2. Collect your supplies:  Clean cups, stirring sticks, toilet paper tubes, plaster of paris, tempera paints, etc.
  3. Pour plaster of paris into a clean container (like a cofee can or ice cream tub).  Store the unused plaster of paris in a ziploc back inside the original box.
  4. Using a disposable stir stick (or popsicle stick) stir the water into the plaster of paris
  5. Add 2 Tbsp tempera paint and mix wel.  Don't miss the bottom of the container.  Add another Tbsp of paint if needed.
  6. Add a bit more water if mixture begins to thicken before it is mixed all of the way.
  7. Stir well and pour into small containers. (dixie cups, toilet paper tubes with foil on the bottom, etc.)
  8. Once dry, peel the container off of the chalk and have some fun!
**Do not rinse the plaster of paris into your sink.  It will solidify in your pipes.  It is best to do the entire project using disposable supplies.

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1.  Link up using your actual blog post, and not your general blog address.
2.  Grab the Messy Monday button and post it somewhere on your blog.

3.  Check out what everyone else is up to and leave them some comment love!!
I am not linking this up to anyone today becuase we are out of town and away from the computer.


Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

That sidewalk chalk looks fun! Thanks for hosting another Messy Monday!

~Lori S. said...

I remember making side walk chalk with my kids!! Fun! Thanks for hosting the linky.


Erin said...

Hi Sarah! We made sidewalk chalk last week and it was awesome! It was a giant mess but we did it outside (thank goodness!)

Thanks for hosting!