Friday, May 27, 2011

DIY Sidewalk Chalk!

WOW! This weather has been crazy lately with all the storms! Our glorious sunshine took a nap today and then left us with nothing by gloom and wind this afternoon. It put my son in a not-so-happy mood when he ran right for the back door and knew there was no way he could play in the water table! I put my thinking cap on and we went straight to work! Sidewalk Chalk!

We gathered up our goodies so that we had everything we needed at the ready!
1. Plaster of Paris 
2. Food Coloring
3. Cold Water
4. Cups
5. Candy Molds

We mixed 2 parts plaster of paris with 1 cup ice cold water into a plastic cup (This way there was no washing up to do!) and then a couple squirts of food coloring into each cup. Using a plastic spoon we mixes until it was smooth and almost felt a little thicker than pancake batter.

Next, we poured it into the molds and cleaned up the edges with a cotton swab. We let it sit while we went out to do the afternoon school pick ups and errands and the little guy took a nap!! This let it sit for a total of 3 hours. By the time we got home, they fell right out of the molds when we turned them over.


We used Race Car, Heart and Pinwheel molds, which I love. We also used pastel food coloring, which just wasn't bold enough for sidewalk chalk, but all I had on hand at the moment, so I will definitely look into trying a different set of colors next time!!

**This week Michaels has the Wilton Candy Molds on Sale buy 2 get 1 free! It's the perfect time to stock up! Don't forget to use your 40% off coupon on the Plaster of Paris too!!!**


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