Chalk Talk

Sidewalk Chalk

2 cups water
2 cups plaster of paris
2 T tempera paint
toilet paper tubes (tape over one end)

Combine all ingredients. Don't use your hands, plaster of paris will dry them out. Let stand for 5 minutes. Put toilet paper tubes on a piece of cardboard or a cookie sheet. Pour mixture into holders. Let stand until almost firm. Peel off holders. Leave chalk to dry thoroughly (1-1/12 hours). Discard any remaining mixture in trash, not down the drain.

Eggshell Chalk
6 eggshells (washed thoroughly)
1 teaspoon very hot water
1 teaspoon flour

Put eggshells in a electric blender and reduce to fine powder. You can also use a mortar and pestle or a rock on a board. Pick out any remaining big shell pieces and discard. Put water and flour in a bowl and mix until a paste is formed. Add 1 teaspoon of shell powder and mix until well combined. You can also add food coloring or tempera for colored chalk. Roll into a chalk-like stick. Wrap tightly in a paper towel. Let dry for 3 days until hard. Remove paper towel and draw a driveway mural.

Please use these recipes responsibly. Many of them require using the stove. Some require using ingredients that might be dangerous if ingested in quantity. Parents or Caretakers supervise your children. Thanks for being responsible.


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