Contributor post written by Kimberly from Turning It Home
Growing up, every Valentine’s Day I would come home from school to find flowers, some chocolate-y sweets, and a card signed by my father. The chocolates never lasted very long but the appreciation I had for the valentine did.
I was older than my children then, but I still love the thought of giving my own kids little valentines. Since my two-year old may not appreciate a well thought out greeting card, these heart shaped chalks will make a great alternative.
I’ve always been a little intimated to make chalk but it turned out to be a pretty straightforward process. Using silicone molds eliminates all major prep work and makes clean up a breeze.
I found this silicone ice cube tray at IKEA for $1, but you can find similar silicone molds online or in the baking section at craft stores. Also, silicone molds come in many different shapes, leaving the possibility for fun-shaped homemade chalk nearly limitless.
- 1 silicone mold (where to buy)
- Plaster of Paris (where to buy)
- craft paint (where to buy)
- In a bowl, mix together 2-3 tablespoons craft paint with ½ cup of water. Add in ¾ cup plaster of Paris and stir until well combined.
- Spoon mixture into silicone mold and allow to harden at room temperature for at least 12 hours.
- Use on the sidewalk or your favorite chalkboard.
Thank you for this tutorial. Love to share on my fb page for all the Moms out there!
Thank you, Debbie! And thank you for the Facebook share :).