Free Activities For Kids-Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk With Kid’s Korner
Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk
For every cup of plaster of Paris, use 3/4 cup of water. Add in as much powdered tempera as you like, and then be prepared to start stirring. You may need to do some experimentation with the colors. The more paint you add, the brighter and more vivid the colors will be.Pour the mixture into your molds. For fun, mix up a few different colors, and swirl them together! You can use a plastic knife to level off the top of the molds.
When cleaning up, it’s important to note that pouring the plaster down your sink is not a good mix-unless you want to be calling for a plumber to come for a visit. In the way that the plaster hardens in the molds, that’s the same thing that will happen to your pipes. Take a container like a small waste bin, and line it with a plastic bag. Pour in some water, and use this as a sink to rinse everything – all materials, your hands, everything! Let the plaster set up in the bottom, and the water will rise to the top. Once it’s settled, you can pour off the water from the top, leaving the plaster undisturbed. Then all you need to do is throw everything away.