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How to make sidewalk chalk

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Having fun with science

Creating art on the sidewalk using chalk is a great summer activity for kids. Find out how to make your own sidewalk chalk in any color you wish. Your kids will love this fun project that also teaches them important science concepts.

There is a nationwide push in getting parents involved in helping their kids engage in science. Watch the video below to find out how make your own sidewalk chalk. This fun project is a great way to teach kids the effects of evaporation and filtering -- plus they will have a blast creating artwork on the sidewalk!

Materials needed

Here is what you need to create your own sidewalk chalk:

  • Water
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Measuring cup
  • Plastic cup
  • Plastic spoon
  • Tempera paint
  • Coin roll wrapper
  • Paper towels
  • Cookie sheet

Video: How to make sidewalk chalk

Get more kids craft ideas in our Family Fun section!


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