Monday, August 13, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

What do you do with all those stubby ends of sidewalk chalk?  Why make paint of course!  
  1. Round up the chalk pieces and separate them by color. (Good sorting activity)
  2. Put the pieces in a bag and beat them with a rubber mallet until they are nothing but power. (Aaaaahhh, stress relief.)
  3. Put the chalk powder into a spare container.  I suggest something you can devote to this purpose because ours are stained.
  4. Add water.  Go easy.  You can always add more but you can't take it away.
  5. Stir it up, then start painting.
We noticed that it really does need to be pulverized into a powder.  If your broken up chalk is still chunking then you won't get a really vivid paint.

Lil' Hoot hates having her hair brushed - can you tell?
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