I can't tell you how much chalk we have gone through in Kaden's life. We do buy it when I find it on sale, but we also like to make it here at home too. It's a super fun project.....
All you need is:
- Plaster of Paris
- Tempera Paint
- Warm Water
- Toilet Paper Rolls
- Silicone Molds
- Wax Paper
- Duct Tape
Mix 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 3/4 cup warm water first. Then add a Few squirts of tempera paint and stir.
Note: Be careful not to add too much paint, it will change the consistency of the chalk, and will crumble easily. No more than 2 teaspoons will work great.
You will want to use a different cup per color, and then pour into silicone molds and toilet paper rolls that's lined with wax paper first. For the toilet paper rolls, you should also create a base by taping off the bottom with some duct tape.
Afterwards, they just needed to dry. They should be hard and ready to pop out of the silicon molds within a few hours. But, the toilet paper rolls may take a full 24 hours before they are fully ready.
Let me know how your Chalk Making goes. We are making some this weekend, Kaden is gathering supplies and making a shopping list right now as I type. :)