What you'll need:
* plaster of paris
* mixing bowl (an old one or one you use for crafts)
* stir sticks
* tempera paint
* molds (you can use anything.)
Yep, it's that simple.
Do you have to use plaster of paris you might be asking yourself? I mean, you can google 'how to make plaster of paris' and it'll say flour and water. So this should work, right? That's a big, giant NO. We tried it. It was a sticky, gooey, horrible mess!!!
Mix the plaster of paris with water. You want it a little thicker than pancake batter. You want to be able to put it in the molds before it sets up. (And it sets up pretty quickly.)
Add some paint to color it.
Put it into the molds and let it dry. If you want the traditional chalk mold you can use a toilet paper tube. Put aluminum foil over one eld. When the chalk hardens, tear off the toilet roll.
Pretty cute, huh?
You can package them up individually in a small bag with a ribbon and use them for party favors. Who doesn't love sidewalk chalk?
And then have a blast!