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Recycled Chalk Paint

by Terri Fields

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Do you have a pile of small pieces of sidewalk chalk? When they get too small for your child to use for drawing, gather up your chalk pieces and turn them into a new way to be creative.


  • Pieces of chalk
  • Water
  • Cups
  • Teaspoon
  • Paintbrushes
  • Rolling pin or hammer
  • Plastic storage baggies


  • Gather all the chalk pieces, separate by color and put each color into a plastic baggie.
  • Use a rolling pin or hammer to finely crush the chalk into powder. (Remeber to supervise children while using a rolling pen or hammer.)
  • Put 1 teaspoon of chalk dust into a small cup and add 2 teaspoons of water. Add more or less water and chalk dust to make yours darker or lighter. 
  • Next let your child use a paintbrush to paint with the new water colored chalks.

Now, go outside and make a beautiful mural together!

Find more creative things for your family at Terri's Creative Parenting blog.

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