Homemade Chalk


What you’ll need:

  • Aluminum foil if you are using a toilet paper tube
  • Disposable plastic container
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Toilet tissue tube
  • Duct tape
  • Liquid tempera paint
  • Water
  • Spoon


How to make it:

  1. Cover one end of the toilet paper tube with duct tape. Loosely roll an 8- by-41/2-inch piece of aluminum foil and slip it into the tube so that it lines the inside, fitting snugly.
  2. Set tube upright (duct tape side down) on protected surface.
  3. In a disposable plastic container, help your child mix 1 cup plaster of Paris with 1/2 cup water. Stir slowly and thoroughly until plaster is dissolved, about 1 minute.
  4. Immediately add 2 tablespoons paint  Mix thoroughly.
  5. Spoon into the tube.  Tap gently so mixture settles to the bottom.
  6. Let dry overnight before using.

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