Give your little one’s imagination a big canvas this summer; your driveway. Sidewalk chalk is a summertime favorite with endless possibilities. For instance, you can doodle designs and stories or draw out a game of hopscotch or four square.
Moreover, crafting homemade versions of your childhood favorites is fun and saves money. Here is how to make your own sidewalk chalk.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 6 eggshells
- Hot water
- Ice tray or soap molds
- Food coloring (optional)
- Heavy spoon or mortar and pestle
- Measuring spoons
1. Carefully break 6 eggs in a bowl. Use the eggs for something delicious, and preserve the shells, washing and drying them thoroughly.
2. Break up the eggshells and place in a bowl. Using the back of a spoon (or, better yet, a mortar and pestle), grind the eggshells into small pieces until they become a fine powder.
4. If you want colored chalk, add one or two drops of food coloring to the paste. For white chalk, skip this step.
5. Spoon shell mix into an ice cube tray, or into soap molds to make fun shapes, keeping in mind that the larger the mold, the longer it will take to dry. Allow sidewalk chalk to set for at least three days.
6. Pop out and play.
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