Thursday, October 18, 2007

Make sidewalk chalk with soap molds

Looking for another use for your collection of soap molds? Use them to make snazzy looking sidewalk chalk. Who said chalk had to be tube shaped?

There are a number of fun shapes that are ideal for chalk. I've listed a few of my favorites along with a easy to make chalk recipe. Colorful shaped chalks make great birthday party favors for kids. It's also a simple enough project for teachers to do with younger students in the classroom and mom's to do at home.

Here are a few of my favorite molds to use.

Flip Flop
Flower Power

Chalk Recipe:

  1. 1 cup plaster paris

  2. 1/2 cup cold water

  3. tempra paints or neon gel colors

  4. molds

Combine all ingredients. Color with paints keeping in mind that the amount of paint used will determine the intensity of the chalk color. Pour the mixture into molds. Let dry.

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