Posted: Aug 13, 2012 9:00 AM
Summer is winding down but that doesn't mean that the summer fun has to end! Keep the kids entertained with this step-by-step sidewalk chalk tutorial. The kids will have fun making their own sidewalk chalk and then have even more fun playing with it once it dries! It will be extra special because they will know that they made it themselves.

ingredients for diy sidewalk chalk

What you need

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Four toilet paper tubes
  • Four colors of tempera paint
  • Containers to mix in
  • Four popsicle sticks
  • Wax paper
  • Tape
  • Measuring cups
  • A spoon
  • Water

What you'll do

diy sidewalk chalk step 1

Measure out 1 cup of plaster of Paris and pour it in your mixing bowl.

diy sidewalk chalk step 2

Add 1/2 cup water to the plaster of Paris.

diy sidewalk chalk step 3

Measure out 2 tablespoons of tempera paint and add it to the plaster of Paris.

diy sidewalk chalk step 4

Use your popsicle stick to mix all of the ingredients together. Mix until it becomes a smooth consistency and the color is even throughout.

diy sidewalk chalk step 5

Tear off a piece of wax paper and use it to cover the bottom of one of the toilet paper rolls.

diy sidewalk chalk step 6

Use the tape to secure the wax paper to the bottom of the toilet paper roll.

diy sidewalk chalk step 7

Use a spoon to spoon the plaster of Paris mixture into the toilet paper roll. Fill it to the top and level it out using your spoon.

diy sidewalk chalk step 8

Set the toilet paper tube in a warm, dry place to harden.

diy sidewalk chalk step 9

Once the plaster of Paris has dried completely, peel off the cardboard toilet paper tube and create some sidewalk art! Repeat these steps for the remaining three toilet paper tubes.

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