love simple. Simple saves my sanity and saves money too. That's why I love making stuff for my kids from scratch. They love it and have fun with it.
is a fun activity you can do with your kids. My daughter will draw
masterpieces for hours and I admit I love drawing with her. Although she usually tells me what to draw :)
a mold for your sidewalk chalk. You can use a toilet paper roll,
cupcake tin with liner, small paper cups or ice cube trays.
Mix together 1 cup of Plaster of Paris (you can find at any craft store or home improvement store) with 1 cup of water.
Add 2-3 T colored powdered tempera paint (you can get at any craft store)
Pour your mixture into the molds
Let dry for 24 hours.
Once dry you can remove your chalk from the mold.
can experiment with this recipe. Try layering colors or swirling the
tempera paint. You can also try adding glow in the dark paint (this is
also sold at craft stores.) The recipes are fun and educational
activities for kids if you let them help you. Try letting them measure
and mix and teach them about mixing colors.