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How to Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

Wondering what to take as a hostess gift to that 4th of July party you’re attending? Or wondering how to entertain the kids during 4th of July day until it’s time to light fireworks? Maybe you want that special something to take your chalkboard trays to the next level at your own 4th of July Party? We have you covered on all 3 bases. And its so easy and cheap to make – patriotic star shaped sidewalk chalk!

Supplies:
red, blue, and yellow tempera paint
plaster of paris
star molds
- disposable mixing cups
- disposable mixing spoons
- gloves
- toothpicks

This same method would work for making chalk in any color in any shape, but we wanted to do festive red, white, and blue for the 4th of July!

Mix 1/4 cup of paint with 3/4 cup of water. Then add 1 cup of plaster of paris to it. Mix together and pour into mold. If you want any white stars, just use 1 cup water and don’t add any paint.

To make chalk with 2 colors in it for an ombre effect, let your mixture dry for about 1 hour until it becomes the consistency of cake batter. Then pour or spoon two colors into each mold. Swirl it with a toothpick to get a marbled look.

Let the chalk dry for 24 hours before gently popping it out of the mold. Let them dry for another 24 hours before using. If any water rises to the top during the drying process, simply blot with a paper towel.

Now you’re ready for the best 4th of July Party ever!

We think you’re never too old to create with sidewalk chalk :)

Do you have any special traditions that you do for the 4th of July every year? Talk to us in the comments below! 

Lauren Weems

Lauren Weems is a stylist and floral designer for wedding, commercial, and editorial photo shoots. When she's not dreaming up ideas for her company Adorned, Lauren is most likely planning her next travel adventure or dinner party.

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