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Cooler Than Classroom Chalk: DIY From McCormick

cooler20than20classroom20chalkCooler 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

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Seal one end of cardboard tube with foil.
  2. 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!
  3. Stand your cardboard tubes on end (on wax paper or foil.) Pour the mixture into the tube.
  4. When firm, peel off the cardboard. Any cardboard left on chalk can be rubbed off with gloved finger or scraped off with knife blade.
  5. 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.

 

NUTRITION INFORMATION

DO NOT EAT.

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