Homemade Sidewalk Chalk for Summertime Fun!

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Sidewalk chalk is one of our favorite summertime tools! Disguised as a simple toy, it opens up a whole host of learning opportunities for your kiddos! In our search for chalk recipes, we stumbled across this awesome post by Beth Gordon of 123 Homeschool 4 Me and really liked her 'less mess' version of this summer staple!


1 cup Plaster of Paris

3/4 cup warm water

2 tablespoons powdered tempera paint

Creating the Chalk

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Simply combine all of the ingredients together until mixed thoroughly and pour into a mold. Beth suggests silicone baking molds or paper Dixie cups. Before the chalk has set (which it tends to rather quickly) add craft stick handles if desired!

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The chalk will be fully dry and ready for play in a few hours. Simply pop the chalk out of the baking mold or peel away the cup and - voila! Whether you use it for learning games or student-led play, we love the vibrant colors and the fact that it doesn't leave as much chalky residue on your hands!

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For this and lots of other great activity ideas, be sure to visit 123 Homeschool 4 Me!