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#1 of 5 Old 06-28-2008, 03:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My little guy has discovered sidewalk chalk at a friend's house and LOVES it. It's Crayola and is, of course, made in China (even though the actual factory is less than an hour away. Everything I have found in stores, mostly Crayola and Roseart, is MIC. Any links to sites/stores that sell non-MIC sidewalk chalk?

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hey why not just make it! that what we do

heres how you do it

Find a mold for your sidewalk chalk. Anything from a toilet tissue roll or small paper cup to fancy candy molds will work.
Mix together 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 1 cup of water.
Add color to your mixture using powdered tempera paint.
Blend well and let stand for a few minutes.
Add color to your mixture using powdered tempera paint.
Blend well and let stand for a few minutes.
Pour your mixture into the molds you chose.
Set aside and let dry completely.
Once dry you can remove your chalk from the mold.
Set it aside to dry for approximately 24 hours more.


hint dont use a mold thats too big it takes much longer to dry i found using coolie cutters works good!
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Prang and Stockmar have chalk that is not MIC. Prang is made in France and more affordable than the Stockmar.

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Thank you for the info. I didn't know you could make your own chalk. Looks like something I'll have to try on one of my craftier days.

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Homemade chalk is great! You can add some powdered paint to plaster of paris to make it colored.


Or you can make chalk paint by adding equal parts corn starch and water and powdered paint (tempra) dries chalky.

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