Ingredients to make homemade sidewalk chalk:
1 cup of Plaster of Paris (do not pack)
Almost 1/2 cup water
Liquid or powdered tempera paint
Margarine tubs or other disposable mixing containers
Squirt of dishwashing liquid (makes for easier
1.Pour Plaster of Paris into a
container. Using disposable stick, stir in most of
2.Add 2-3 tablespoons of liquid
tempera, mixing well, especially at the bottom.
3.Add a little more water so that
the mixture thickens, stir well, and pour into molds
Ideas for molds: Styrofoam egg cartons, plastic
trays from manicotti noodles, paper cups, toilet
paper tubes with foil bottoms.
4.Remove the molds after chalk is