Easter is coming! And, once again, I am looking for non-candy items to fill my girl's easter basket. Last year, I used the bunny silicone mold to make crayons. This year, I made chalk!
The chalk "recipe" is from Materially Crafted- the new DIY book from diy, party extraordinaire, Victoria Hudgins at A Subtle Revelry. (giveaway ended)
Paper Cups for mixing
Mix equal parts of plaster of paris and water in a cup, add paint and stir.
I used 1/4 cup plaster of paris and water and that made 3 crayons per color. The paint amount is up to you, the more paint you use, the bolder the color. (The pink and blue chalks in my photo are same paint color, just different amounts added to the mixture, so I have a bright and light version of both colors)
Some of my paint cups- I love how the process is also pretty.
Pour into your silicone mold and wait. I waited overnight, because I forgot about them (Seriously, my kids that day...) Materially Crafted recommends at least 4 hours before removing from mold and then 24 hours before using.
Just like last year's crayon bunnies, they fit right into a plastic egg. A great alternative to candy (although she will have tons of candy as well, I am not that mean...)
Win a copy of Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design Obsessed by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry! The book is divided into categories based on a DIY material: glue, plaster of paris, wax and so much more!
All you need to enter is tell me your favorite material to craft with! My favorite material right now is copper (I have so many things in works ;) but I could not craft pretty much anything without glue and I also love glitter and spray paint and sequins... I am undecided. Which is a perfectly acceptable answer for the giveaway.
Good Luck and Happy Easter!!!
Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design-Obsessed
This post is not sponsored (publisher is providing one book to a winner,however) but in full disclosure I am so, so, so incredibly grateful to have two projects of mine mentioned in the book. (Hey, Mom, I am in a book!!) P.S. Thank you Victoria for including me and congratulations on a beautiful book; also, I had no idea you could make your own chalk, so, my 3.5 year old loves the book too!