Friday, April 22, 2011

Egg Shaped Chalk

Sorry for the double post today, don't get used to it!  lol!

I am making these fabulous "treasures" for my kids' Easter baskets.  Here is the recipe and directions.

Egg Shaped Sidewalk Chalk
These were so easy to make.  You will need:
  1. Plaster of Paris
  2. Tempera Paint
  3. Petroleum Jelly
  4. plastic Easter eggs
  5. disposable cups
  6. disposable spoons or wooden craft sticks
  7. egg carton
Take petroleum jelly and liberally coat the insides of the eggs and then place in the egg carton.  Mix 1/2 cup Plaster of Paris with 1/4 cup water and stir well.  Mix in enough liquid tempera paint to get your desired color.  We added about a teaspoon or so.  You can also use powdered tempera paint (start with about 1 tablespoon and go from there). We mixed up a blue batch, poured it into the eggs then immediatley mixed up a pink batch.
Pour mixture into egg halves.  This amount makes about 1 1/2 eggs.  We used the 1/2 to make  two colored eggs. DO NOT pour extra plaster down your sink drain --I tell you this is a no no. Throw it in the trash!
Allow this mixture to set about 5 minutes---just until thick enough to put the egg halves together.  Once together, hold tightly and carefully  give egg a good shake and a firm tap on a hard surface  to allow plaster to form to the egg and the halves to come together.
Allow eggs to harden overnight.  We couldn't wait (patience issues) and rushed ours  allowing only about 3 hours (this is overnight in child time isn't it?) to dry.  To remove them from the plastic an adult must use a knife to work the halves apart.

This is a VERY messy project.  I do not recommend having the kids help unless you want plaster of paris  :)  Remember, DO NOT WASH THIS DOWN THE SINK!  Use disposable things you can throw away after you are done with this project. 

Have fun!
<3 Alison


  1. Cool! Do they work well? Have you tried the chalk yet? Do the colors show up on the pavement?

  2. I haven't tried it on the sidewalk yet but I will soon. We also have an asphalt path near our house I will try it on. :) When it stops raining that

  3. The girls grabbed their chalk from their Easter baskets yesterday and used them. They look GREAT! The colors are fabulous and everyone was able to use them. I am so proud of my lil chalk eggs! :) lol!