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
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.
of flour and 1 tsp of very hot water. Add 1 tbsp of the ground eggshell
powder and mix it together until it forms a thick paste.
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.
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