Make your own chalk

Make your own chalk

Children will love seeing how chalk is made from plaster with this activity, and then get to draw with their creations!

What you need:

  • Plastic gloves
  • Plaster (powder form)
  • Water
  • Containers
  • Stirring stick
  • Tempera paint

Number of players:


Wearing rubber gloves, mix a small amount of plaster with water in a container and stir with a stick until the plaster is creamy.

Add a small amount of tempera paint to the plaster in the colour of your choice.

Stir well to achieve a solid colour.

Pour the plaster into a small container.

After 30 minutes the plaster will harden and the chalk is ready to be used.


  • Always wear plastic gloves to protect your hands and do not breathe in the plaster dust.

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