Cooler Than Classroom Chalk craft idea from McCormick.com – Ages 7-12
Find this and other great craft ideas for kids such as colored sand, homemade paints, funny putty and more using McCormick food coloring.
I haven’t tried this chalk recipe yet, I’d love to hear how it turns out if anyone does.
Tomorrow I will be making some homemade Play Dough with a recipe from McCormick. I just need to go out and purchase Cream of Tartar (which I’ve never seen before). If all goes as planned I will be posting pics when it’s done.
Cooler Than Classroom Chalk
- Toilet paper or paper towel tube, cut in half
- Wax paper or foil
- 1/2 cup water
- McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye or McCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors and Egg Dye
- 1 cup plaster of Paris
- Seal one end of cardboard tube with foil.
- Mix water and food color in a medium bowl or disposable plastic container. Add to plaster of Paris to make a “pudding” consistency. Stir until the mixture starts to thicken. Work fast!
- Stand your cardboard tubes on end (on wax paper or foil.) Pour the mixture into the tube.
- When firm, peel off the cardboard. Any cardboard left on chalk can be rubbed off with gloved finger or scraped off with knife blade.
- Dry overnight. Go out to your sidewalk or driveway, and start drawing!
Test Kitchen Tips:
- Plaster of Paris may be found in Arts & Crafts supply stores.
- Make one tube of chalk at a time and store in an airtight container.
- Use a full squeeze bottle of food color for each tube of chalk for vibrant, lasting color.
- Wear latex gloves and protective clothing to avoid staining.
- Don’t put excess down the drain! It will clog pipes.
DO NOT EAT.