Saturday, July 3, 2010

Create Your Summer Masterpiece

Summer always brings out the kid in me and as a kid I loved drawing masterpieces on our driveway.
I found this recipe for sidewalk chalk that you can prepare in less than 30 minutes (not counting the drying time) so make up a recipe and have fun being a kid again – no matter how big you are!

Bon Appetit...but don't eat!

1. Find a mold for your sidewalk chalk. Anything from a toilet tissue roll or small paper cup to fancy candy molds will work.

2. Mix together 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 3/4 cup of water.

3. Add color to your mixture using powdered tempera paint.

4. Blend well and let stand for a few minutes.

5. Pour your mixture into the molds you chose.

6. Set aside and let dry completely.

7. Once dry you can remove your chalk from the mold.

8. Set it aside to dry for approximately 24 hours more.