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Neon Sidewalk Chalk

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Do you want to make your own sidewalk chalk?  It’s easy and fun! You can make neon sidewalk chalk that will look amazing on the pavement.

Plus, it’s a great way to get kids excited about science and art. They won’t be able to wait for you to mix up the ingredients so they can start drawing with their new creations!

Make this awesome DIY project in just minutes using things you probably already have at home. And once you try it out, we know you’ll love how bright and vibrant your sidewalk drawings are going to look! We guarantee that everyone who sees them is going to ask where they came from. Now isn’t that exciting?

Here’s how you can make your own neon sidewalk chalk with basic ingredients you may already have in your craft supplies. If you don’t have plaster of paris on hand, you can always make this eggshell sidewalk chalk recipe instead.

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Neon Sidewalk Chalk

You’ll Need:
3 tablespoons plaster of Paris
2 tablespoons brightly colored paint powder (or glow in the dark paint powder)
1/4 cup water

Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the water, mixing well to completely incorporate pour into:

Molds that have been lightly greased with butter such as solid stick deodorant lids, silicone fudge molds, mini loaf pans that have been lined with foil.

Fold foil to make small long rectangles as displayed in the picture.

Let sit 30-60 minutes or more, gently loosen to remove.

These fun homemade chalk sticks make great, inexpensive gift basket additions.

We’d love to see some of your sidewalk chalk drawings… feel free to share them in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “Neon Sidewalk Chalk”

  1. How to Make Glow in the Dark Sidewalk Chalk

    1 cup of Plaster of Paris
    1/2 cup of water
    3 tablespoons bright green food coloring gel or few drops of liquid watercolors
    4 tablespoons Glow-in-the-Dark Paint
    petroleum jelly
    ice cube tray
    bucket or jar
    wooden spoon

    1 Lightly coat the ice cube tray with petroleum jelly and set aside. Place the plaster of Paris, the water, the food coloring, and the glow in a container and mix thoroughly.

    2 Pack the chalk mixture into the ice cube tray and place in a cool dry place to dry over night. The chalk is ready for use once it has completely dried!

    I also want to mention that you should use a jar or container that you don’t mind recycling or saving just for messy craft projects because it pretty much wont come clean again after you make chalk in it.

  2. My kids love this homemade neon sidewalk chalk but I have a few pointers to add to the recipe.

    Make the colors even brighter by dissolving sugar in the water. You need to be careful when using the wet chalk (particularly the skinny chalk) since it is more fragile and will break if you apply too much pressure. Leave the chalk out to dry once you’ve finished creating.

  3. There’s a trick you can use to make your sidewalk chalk colors even more vibrant!

    Take the chalk and dip it in water before drawing directly on the cement. That’s all there is to it. Water softens the chalk and makes it easier for pigment to adhere to the cement. The colors are super bright compared to what they appear when applied dry.

    see the difference: Neon sidewalk chalk applied wet

  4. 5 stars
    Homemade Neon Sidewalk Chalk is so much fun and easy to make! I love the bright colors and how it makes everything look so festive. This would be a great project for a summer day or for a party! Great stuff, just wonderful!


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