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DIY: How to make your own chalk with 3 ingredients

Homemade chalk

I was trying to find pavement chalk during that lockdown but it looks like I wasn’t the only one. Everyone wants to have fun in their gardens. Every single time when I was doing my online shopping and I was happy to add chalk after I went to check out it wasn’t available anymore. So, I decided to do something about it. Especially that my son wanted to make some drawings outside the house.

I was really surprised that I can do so many things with the products from my kitchen. During quarantine we did so many experiments, activities like the one with paper mache, learnt new things. And I can’t wait to share it with you. One of the key ingredients is cornflour! Even using only flour and water you can have so much fun. We also used it in our chalk. I found a few recipes on the Internet, I add something from myself, also we have one small fail but we did it.

So what you need to make your very own chalk?

  • muffin tray 
  • ball for mixing all ingredients
  • food colouring (as many colours you want)
  • a cup of cornflour and a cup of water

How to make homemade chalk?

You just need to mix flour and water and stir till you will get a smooth consistency. And put the same amount of it in muffin cups. We did four and we used our food colouring as a last. Simply add 2-3 drops of food colouring of your choice into each cup and stir till you get the desired colour.

Making homemade chalk

Obviously, if you don’t have a muffin tray it is not a problem at all. You can use any silicone mould and it will be even better for kids when they will have different shapes of chalks. So according to one of the recipes which I found you should let it dry and harden. And here is a point where we hit our little fail because after the whole night it was still soft in the morning. So I wanted to put everything to the bin but an idea sparked in my head. I decided to put it in the freezer. And it was a really good one. After an hour it was already hard but we’ve waited a little bit longer and we were able to take out our beautiful homemade chalk. 

Making homemade chalk

How our chalk went?

I need to be honest, I think it’s much better than the chalk which you can buy in a shop. The colour is better and it’s not so dusty. Plus when the kid will put it into his mouth it will be not the end of the world because it’s only water, cornflour, and a food colouring. And there is another advantage the chalk is biodegradable!

Making homemade chalk Making homemade chalk making homemade chalk

Obviously, if I would know that I will need to put it into the freezer I would stick a lolly sticks in it and I advise you to do that because chalk can melt a little bit, especially on the beginning. We store it in a little box in our freezer and whenever we want to use it we take it out and put back after we finish. After a few days of using it, I forgot to put it back to the freezer and it was still usable.

I found a resource where you can find other ways of making homemade chalk

That was our first time with homemade chalk and we had a lot of fun so we will try more and I’m sure we will make that recipe even better. If you know some other recipes please do not hesitate to share them in our comment section. I’m looking forward to seeing your ideas. 


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  • Reply Jessica Collazo

    This idea is awesome. And is better than buying it because it becomes a aditional activity to do. Love this.
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    20 May 2020 at 20:27
  • Reply Sri ramani

    This is awesome! I can’t believe this,it’s so easy to prepare,I’m going to do this today itself with my toddler!

    20 May 2020 at 20:36
  • Reply Adrienne

    I had no idea this could be done. Thanks for sharing this!

    20 May 2020 at 21:16
  • Reply Amber Myers

    How cool, I need to do this! My daughter loves to draw.
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    20 May 2020 at 21:20
  • Reply Cristina Petrini

    I didn’t even know what it was but this does not mean that they are really beautiful and above all very easy to make.

    21 May 2020 at 08:19
  • Reply WorldInEyes

    The real-time post, the idea of making chalk at home is good idea during this lockdown. Thank for sharing the easy way of making chalk and the required material.

    21 May 2020 at 18:18
  • Reply Allison

    What a fun idea!! My kids would love this.

    21 May 2020 at 21:39
  • Reply Britt K

    Who knew that it would be that easy to make chalk? I am always looking for fun activities to do with my nieces and nephews, and this is now at the top of my list! I love that they can create their own colours and then your ‘fun’ doesn’t end there, because you also get to go outside and use it together later. Thank you for sharing this!

    21 May 2020 at 21:57
  • Reply Nina

    I wish i can go back to my childhood, I would absolutely love this! haha

    21 May 2020 at 22:14
  • Reply Kristyn

    I had no idea that this was so easily done! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    21 May 2020 at 23:58
  • Reply Nyxie

    This is a game-changer. I’m going to make these for myself for no other reason than I can!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

    22 May 2020 at 10:44
  • Reply Louise

    Ooh, Oscar’s been asking for some sidewalk chalk recently but I’ve not been able to get any anywhere. I’ll deffo give this DIY chalk a try instead. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Louise x
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    23 May 2020 at 00:31
  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    I haven’t tried making my own chalk but I think I’d like to try. Thanks for sharing!
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    23 May 2020 at 02:17
  • Reply Bailey Deziel

    This is really interesting! I didn’t realize it was this easy to make your own chalk.

    24 May 2020 at 07:30
  • Reply Rob - Paternal Damnation

    Wow. This is some A-grade resourcefulness! Top mumming. Like you said, maybe even better than the real thing!

    31 May 2020 at 16:52
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    31 May 2020 at 16:59
  • Reply Jenny (Accidental Hipster Mum)

    This is so clever! I’d never even considered making my own chalk before!


    3 June 2020 at 15:37
  • Reply Jo (A Rose Tinted World)

    What a fabulous idea! Definitely going to try this one! #KCACOLS

    4 June 2020 at 10:23
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