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How to Make Homemade Chalk with 3 Ingredients

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. AFter I show you  how to make chalk paint with plaster of paris you will see how much richer the colors are and how homemade chalk doesn’t get all over your child’s hands like storebought driveway chalk. This 3 ingredient chalk recipe is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindegarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd graders and up to play with a fun summer activitiy.

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. AFter I show you  how to make chalk paint with plaster of paris you will see how much richer the colors are and how homemade chalk doesn't get all over your child's hands like storebought driveway chalk. This 3 ingredient chalk recipe is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindegarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd graders and up to play with a fun summer activitiy.

How to make chalk

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 chalk paint with plaster of paris

All you need to make homemade chalk recipe 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 sidewalk 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

How to make chalk at home

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

How to make homemade chalk

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

see the vibrant colors!Homemade chalk

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
homemade sidewalk chalk

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

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  These super EASY to make marshmallow shooters are a must for your summer bucket list. This summer activity for kids is not only fun, but it is actually a STEM activity for kids too! Students assemble, tweak, and design this simple marshmallow cannon to try to get the most distance they can. THis is such a simple, but fun summer activities your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will want to try over summer break!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! bleeding tissue paper fireworks craft Spring is the time for field trips to the local zoo. In an attempt to make our homeschool field trips extra fun (and educational) I created these super cute, zoo scavenger hunt templates. We have lots of choices with these zoo scavenger hunt printable pack to accomidate kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you use the simple animal scavenger hunt or learn about endagered animals or animal habitats in one of these zoo scavenger hunt ideas - kids will have fun learning about zoology in science. Simply download free printable scavenger hunt pdf file and you are ready to learn about animals with this printable scavenger hunt at your local zoo. i spy diy bottles with colored rice in recycled water bottles

Summer Activities for Kids

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Tin Foil Art This EPIC summer activities for kids uses a really fun technique to make squirt gun painting! This water gun painting is such a fun summer art project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. The squirt panting is as much fun to make as it is to look at afterwards with the unique patterns. This Summer Painting for kids is a MUST for your list of summer activities for preschoolers!

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

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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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