One of the things that I love about the kitchen is that it's not just for cooking and baking. The kitchen is a place for family, laughter, fun, art, creativity, experimenting, learning, loving and growing; and the list goes on . . .
Yesterday I tried my hand at a new recipe . . . Sidewalk Chalk!!
- 1c Plaster of Paris
- 1c Water
- Powdered Paint
- Any sort of mold
- Mix together Plaster of Paris and water
- Pour in powdered color of your choice and mix
- Let sit a few minutes and then pour into a mold of your choice
- Leave in mold to harden (about an hour, but could be more depending on how big your mold is)
- Remove from mold and let air dry the rest of the way (I left mine to dry overnight)
I bought two powdered tempera paint colors which cost $4.99 each, one bucket plaster of paris which was $5.99 and one silicon brownie bite mold which was $9.99 to make my chalk. The start up cost is a bit much in craft land but will probably last for 6-8 summers of chalk fun!
(there were two more of each color plus 10 more egg shaped ones not in this photo;
it makes a lot . . . but that was a double recipe)
You can use anything for a mold, toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, plastic easter eggs, etc. I chose a silicon mold because it was very easy to pop the chalk out once it set, and it was a super easy clean up. I also tried an egg carton but found that if I let them set too long the carton stuck to the chalk and it was no good. Personally for little hands I find the brownie bite size to be perfect!