How To: Make Happy Multicolored Chalks

How To: Make Happy Multicolored Chalks

Heather Blaha
May 22, 2009

Amanda over at Kiddio posted this fantastic how-to for making multicolored chalks...all thought up by her six year old daughter, Daisy, who now can't get enough of it (along with her brother). The gist: "Crunch up sidewalk chalk (so boy-friendly!), make a paste, and re-form it into cute, multicolored chalks that color the rainbow." The details:

Materials:

  • pieces of sidewalk chalk, several colors
  • water
  • a rock
  • ice cube molds (square, shaped, whatever)

Method:

  • Smash the chalk with your rock. You don't have to completely pulverize it–leave some big chunks for creative effect.
  • Put the smashed chalk in a cup, bucket, or bowl and mix in a little water to make a paste.
  • Press the chalk paste into your molds and set it in a quiet spot to dry overnight.
  • Pop them out and enjoy making some pretty, multicolored drawings on your driveway, sidewalk, or paper!

Click here for the full how-to.

Images and the full tutorial: Amanda from Kiddio

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