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How to Make Chalk Summer Activity for Kids

Kids will have fun learning how to make chalk with this fun summer activity for children of all ages! DIY sidewalk chalk is so much better than store bought!

How to Make Chalk Summer Activity for Kids - this is such a super easy to make summer play recipe that makes a fun kids activities for summer, but is WAY better than store bought chalk. Add this one to your summer bucket list #summeractivity #kidsactivities #kindergarten

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 so simple to make!

Seriously. 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!

How to Make Chalk

How to Make 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.

Sidewalk 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).

Kids Summer Activity

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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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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