Easy Homemade Colored Chalk Recipe


Colored chalk is easy to make yourself. (Kaboompics // Karolina)

Colored chalk is easy to make yourself. (Kaboompics // Karolina)

This is cool colored chalk, for sidewalks or anywhere! It washes off with water, too.

Time Required: 15 mins plus drying

Colored Chalk Materials

  • 1 cup plaster of Paris
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • powdered tempera paint
  • candy or popsicle molds

Here’s How

  1. Combine all ingredients, keeping in mind that the amount of paint used correlates with the intensity of the chalk color.
  2. Pour the mixture into candy or popsicle molds.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Have fun!

Tips for Success

  1. Colored chalk washes away with a garden hose or rain. (Josh Willink)

    Colored chalk washes away with a garden hose or rain. (Josh Willink)

    Lining molds with waxed paper will make removal of the chalk easier.

  2. The chalk works best just after it has dried and is removed from the molds.
  3. Toilet paper tubes or 5-oz disposable cups may be used as molds.
  4. Acrylic paint may be used instead of tempera, but may not be non-toxic.

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