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Homemade sidewalk chalk for your little artist

Filed Under: kids, toys, Crafts

homemade sidewalk chalk by Bethany Sanders
As toys go, sidewalk chalk is pretty inexpensive. You can probably buy a pack of four pieces at your closest dollar store, in fact. So though this recipe for sidewalk chalk won't save you any money, it definitely has all the necessary ingredients for an early childhood craft -- it's quick, it's simple, and it's fun.

Whether you're caring for a large group of kids this summer or are just looking for an afternoon activity to entertain your own brood, this craft is a good choice. The recipe using plaster of Paris makes a chalk that's softer than the store-bought version, so kids' pictures are brighter and more vibrant. And since you're adding the paint yourself, you can create custom colors. Finally, like all sidewalk chalks, the artwork will wash away during the next rainstorm.

Ready to get started? Check out the easy how-to in the gallery below.

Homemade sidewalk chalk(click thumbnails to view gallery)

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