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gem sidewalk chalk DIY...
17 Aug 2015

DIY Chalk Gems

There's no kid (big or little) who doesn't love sidewalk chalk. We made these mini neon chalk gems which are great for little hands and SO fun to play with. They'd also make for super fun party favors for parties! To make these, you only need a few ingredients...

DIY Chalk Gems

You'll need...

- Plaster of Paris

- Liquid tempera paint

Silicone mold

Here's how... 

1. Follow the instructions on the plaster container to mix the plaster. The one we used was 2 parts plaster to 1 part water.

2. Mix in drops of tempera paint until you reach your desired color. We used about 1 tbs of paint per 1/2 cup of plaster so that the chalk would be very vibrant.

3. Pour the mixtures into the silicone tray. For a layered effect like we made, pour the mixtures into plastic baggies. Then cut off the corner tip of each bag so that the mixture can be more easily poured into the molds. That way you can add one color, then add another (sort of like piping in icing!).

4. Allow the mixture to harden in the mold for about 2 hours. Once it has set, gently pop them out.


DIY Chalk Gems

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling and crafts by Ariel Fulmer.}



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