Kids Summer Activity: How to Make Chalk

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kids Summer Activity: How to Make Chalk

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One of our favorite summer activities for kids is drawing with chalk. This time we decided to make our own chalk. It was so easy with superior results I decided to show you how to make chalk.
Homemade Chalk is not only easy to make, but is WAY better than store bought chalk. Here is a chalk recipe for a fun summer activities for kids.

Homemade chalk is so simple to make!


Plus it has deeper color, doesn't leave residue on hands, and is just more fun.

You've got to try this summer activity for kids!

How to Make Homemade Chalk

To make homemade chalk all you need are these 3 easy to find ingredients:
To make just mix the ingredients thoroughly and pour quickly into your mold as it will begin hardening within minutes. Our two favorite molds are silicon baking pans (it pops out easily) or Dixie cups (you just peel off the cup).

Hint:  You should never pour any leftover Plaster of Paris down the drain.

Note: We mixed our chalk up in an empty plastic container that was about to be recycled. It made clean-up a breeze!
Popsicle Homesmade Chalk

I put popsicle & Lollipop sticks in ours to make fun popsicle style homemade chalk.  Although homemade chalk really doesn’t leave a residue (really!) I think the kids still enjoyed having a handle.

How to make chalk for kids summer activity

When it is completely dry in a couple of hours we just popped out the silicon chalk and peeled off the Dixie cups. We were ready to play!

homemade chalk has more vibrant colors with no residue left on kids hands

Tinker bell thought it was hilarious to have a handle for her chalk. 

see the vibrant colors!

Here is a side by side comparison in case you are wondering what homemade chalk (right) looks like compared to store bought chalk (left).

homemade chalk makes little to no mess on hands

The other really cool thing about homemade chalk is that it leaves very little residue, practically none! {and not because of the handle LOL!}

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  1. I love this idea! How many dixie cups does the recipe fill? Thanks!

  2. Could you use liquid tempura paint and less water? Thanks!!

  3. Does it wash off the sidewalk or driveway like the washable sidewalk chalk from the store does?