Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

1Cup plaster of Paris (do not pack)
Almost 1/2 C cool water
liquid tempra or powdered tempra
margarine tubs or other disposable mixing containers
disposable molds- toilet paper rolls with foil bottoms work.

Pour plaster into a container. Using a disposable stick, stir in most of the water. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of tempra, mixing well, especially at the bottom. Add a little more water so the mixture thickens, stir well, and pour into the molds. You can use the plastic tray from Manicotti noodles, paper cups, or toilet paper tubes with foil bottoms. Remobe the molds after the chalk is completely dry.

Makes 27 sticks for 15 cents each. Size 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3/4"

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