I was inspired to write this Push Up Pop Sidewalk Chalk tutorial as part of a sponsored campaign for Socialstars and Minute Maid. #doingood
Can you believe summer is all but done? I feel like we’re finally in the swing of things and now we’ve got to shake it all back up again with school starting. This was our first true school-break summer and it was seriously tons of fun. We did a few camps and some swim lessons but for the most part our summer days consisted of lazy mornings cuddling in bed and slow afternoons playing outside and eating popsicles. Of course, we went through insane amounts of chalk this summer so we started making our own. These Push Up Pop Sidewalk Chalk were some of our favorites!
If you’ve ever made chalk before, you know that making these really could not be easier! The great thing about making these in push pop containers is that you’ve got an instant mold that turns into a holding container after the chalk has set. Even if you decide not to keep it in the push pop container, the large chunky size of the chalk is great for small hands and will last through the summer!
Push Up Pop Sidewalk Chalk
– 1.5 cups Plaster of Paris
– 1 cup water
– tempera paint or food coloring
– plastic push pops
– nonstick cooking spray (or petroleum jelly or any other oil)
– disposable cups and spoons
3. Add 8-10 drops of food coloring or tempera paint and mix thoroughly.
4. Working quickly, pour the plaster into the plastic push pop container and set for at least 24 hours to dry.
5. Once they’ve dried completely, just push up and enjoy!
Seriously, these chalks are so freaking huge that unless your child is a professional chalk artist, it’s going to take them forever to use them up!
DIY projects are essential to our family’s summer fun, and help assure me that I’m #doingood. If you need inspiration for another summer activity, learn how to make easy Minute Maid popsicles from Hey Kayli! My kids always enjoy lending a helping hand at snack time! Share the Hey Kali video with a friend who can use another activity to have in their back pocket for the last few weeks of summer! Let them know they’re #doingood!
Hope you had a great summer break with tons of fun, #doingood memories made with your family, and have a wonderful upcoming school year!