Homemade Colorful Sidewalk Chalk

Wow, sidewalk chalk homemade really?

Do you remember hopscotch, tic tac toe on the pavement and fun with the neighborhood kids?

Well, I do and this is easy to make and fun for all ages.

I now have more fun playing with my grandchildren outdoors and having some fun showing them how to draw and have fun with chalk.

Antonio sure loves chalk and learns quickly at 5 years old he is loving his chalk drawings.


  1. Save toilet paper empty tubes and use them as a mold for your sidewalk chalk. You can even use ice cube trays.
  2. Cover bottom of toilet paper holders with duct tape or painters tape and line with wax paper for easy removal of chalk.
  3. Use candy molds or anything that will mold that's plastic to make your chalk
  4. Allow drying thoroughly
  5. Save the old containers from store-bought chalk to store them in or plastic coffee containers.

A few things you will need to make Homemade Colorful Side Walk Chalk

  • Toilet paper empty tubes
  • Scissors
  • painters or duct tape
  • Small bucket or disposable container to make the recipe
  • Wax paper
  • warm water
  • plaster of paris
  • 2-3 tablespoons tempera paint
  • patience for drying time


Mix 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 3/4 cup of water.
Add color to your mixture using powdered tempera paint.
Blend well and let stand for a few minutes.
Pour your mixture into the molds you chose.
Set aside and let dry completely.
Once dry you can remove your chalk from the mold.
Set it aside to dry for approximately 24 hours more. Drying time can take from several hours to a few days depending on the size of the mold you chose.

Antonio and Our Sidewalk Chalk Youtube Video


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