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)
- 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.