Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Egg Chalk

Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk

These were so easy to make.

Here's What You will need:

Plaster of Paris
Tempera Paint
Petroleum Jelly
Plastic Easter eggs
Disposable cups
Disposable spoons or wooden craft sticks
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 – Throw it in the trash!
Allow this mixture to set about 5 minutes or 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.

These can be made for more than just Easter. Try changing up the colors and make for a boys birthday party. I think gray ones would make cute favors for a dinosaur party.
**I wish I could remember what website I saw these on. If I can locate it, I will add the link in an update.**
Have Fun!
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Lizzie said...

How delightful! What a neat craft, thanks for sharing.
Stopped by from SITS and glad I did today. :)

Amy said...

I love this!! Would you mind if I shared it on my blog? Such a cute idea.

Stopping by from SITS :)

Sabrina Bowen said...

Tiff - I love you, but this is way too much for me. I bought a 6 pack of them in the $1 spot at Target! lol!

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Liz said...

What a fantastic idea! My girl's would love this. Thanks for sharing!

Also, thank you so much for the suggestions on my kitchen cabinets. I appreciate the ideas so much.

~Happy Easter~


Kim said...

So very cool! I'm surprised I didn't run across this "recipe" when my kids were younger, I'd be all over it.