I have just four letters for you today…..T. G. I. F. It has just been one of those weeks…actually it’s been a COUPLE of those weeks, but who’s counting!? :-) Anyway, it’s almost the weekend and I’m so grateful to have my new friend Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time here today to wrap up the week with a fun and easy kids craft that I know you are going to love!
I met Jamielyn this past July when we were both part of a blogger panel at BlogHer ’13 in Chicago. Don’t you just love when you meet someone whose private persona turns out to be just as lovely at their public one? Jamielyn definitely fits the bill. Thanks for filling in Jamielyn! Take it away…………….
Hi friends! I’m Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time and I am thrilled to be guest posting today. I absolutely LOVE One Good Thing By Jillee. She has so many wonderful tips and tricks that I love! On my blog I share easy and delicious recipes, tips and DIY crafts. I love to inspire others to get their creative juices flowing.
Today I’m going to show you how to make homemade sidewalk chalk. My kids absolutely loved this. They thought it was so fun to pick out their own colors and shapes. Plus you can make a lot of chalk for only a few bucks! I’m all about making saving where I can! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup plaster of paris
- 2-3 TB washable tempera paint
- Candy molds/ice cube trays (found mine at ikea)
Useful to have on hand:
- Disposable bowls
- Plastic spoons
- Paper towels or newspaper
Combine warm water and plaster of paris in a small bowl. Stir with spoon until clumps are removed. Add paint and stir until combined.
Once the chalk starts to get thick (like buttercream frosting) pour mixture into molds.
Wipe around the edges of the mold with a damp paper towel to remove any excess paint.
Allow chalk to dry for at least 24 hours before using.
Take your chalk outside and let your kids go wild!
You could also place the flower chalk in a mini pot for a fun gift idea. The great thing about homemade sidewalk chalk is that it only takes 3 ingredients to make. If you’ve made my homemade chalk paint before, you’ll already have most of the ingredients on hand. Score!
Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including Fox, ABC, Huffington Post, Parents, Better Homes and Garden and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.