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How To Make Colored Chalk

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You can make colored chalk yourself.

You can make colored chalk yourself.

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This is cool colored chalk, for sidewalks or anywhere! Washes off with water, too.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 15 mins plus drying

Here's How:

  1. Combine all ingredients, keeping in mind that the amount of paint used correlates with the intensity of the chalk color.
  2. Pour the mixture into candy or popsicle molds.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Have fun!

Tips:

  1. Lining molds with waxed paper will make removal of the chalk easier.
  2. The chalk works best just after it has dried and is removed from the molds.
  3. Toilet paper tubes or 5-oz disposable cups may be used as molds.
  4. Acrylic paint may be used instead of tempera, but may not be non-toxic.

What You Need:

  • 1 c plaster of Paris
  • 1/2 c cold water
  • powdered tempera paint
  • candy/popsicle molds

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