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Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

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Makes 4 large sticks.


  • 1½ Cups of Warm Water
  • 3½ Cups of Plaster Patch (available at hardware stores)
  • 6 Tablespoons of Washable Tempera Paint
  • Toilet Paper or Wrapping Paper Tubes Cut into 6" Lengths
  • 1 Large Plastic Mixing Bowl
    Note: If you make more than one color of chalk, use separate bowls for each color.
  • 1 Roll of Masking Tape
  • 1 Wooden Paint Stirrer or a Spoon for Mixing
  1. Use the masking tape to cover one end of each paper tube.
  2. Pour the warm water into the mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in Plaster Patch until the mixture is the consistency of sour cream.
  4. Add tempera paint powder to the plaster mixture and stir until well blended.
  5. Pour the plaster mixture into the paper tubes.
  6. Gently tap the tubes to remove any air bubbles.
  7. Let the chalk dry in the tubes for 2 days.
  8. Tear the paper from around the chalk and be creative!