July 09, 2016

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | CGH Lifestyle

One of my favorite summer childhood memories was using sidewalk chalk to draw with my friends.  We would make “masterpieces”, take photos with our drawings, and watch them wash away when the rain came pouring down.  It turns out that sidewalk chalk is extremely simple and easy to make!  What I think is the best part of these, is that you can hold them by the popsicle stick, that way your hands (or your children’s hands) don’t get messy and all over your clothes!  All you need are a few supplies and 10 minutes of your time.

What you’ll need:

Plaster of Paris

Popsicle Mold (Silicone recommended, plastic works too)

Tempura Paint

Popsicle Sticks

Water

A few tips before you begin:

  1. Work QUICKLY! Plaster of paris begins to set very fast.
  2. Make sure you use a disposable cup/spoon, as plaster of paris will clog up your drain and could break your pipes.
  3. Making sidewalk chalk can get messy, work outside or put down a sheet for easy cleanup.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | CGH LifestyleI wasn’t exact with all my measurements, instead eyed it compared to how big my molds were. For my particular popsicle molds, I filled up half of the paper cup with plaster of paris, and added some of the tempura paint.DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | CGH LifestyleNext, add your water a little bit at a time, until you reach a yogurt like consistency. I ended up with about a 1:1 ratio. Remember that the mixture will begin to set quickly! If it starts to set up on you before you are able to pour it into the mold, add more water a stir it quickly.DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | CGH LifestylePrepare your molds by making sure they are clean, then pour your chalk mixture into the molds. Cut the popsicle sticks in half, and let the chalk sit for a couple minutes before putting them in.DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | CGH LifestyleLet your sidewalk chalk completely set for 24 hours, then pop out of the molds and have fun!DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | CGH LifestyleI absolutely love how these turned out! The chalk is very pigmented, and draws very smoothly. I decided to experiment by pouring a few different colors of the tempura paint into the mold, and then pouring in the plain white chalk mold. It turned out amazing! The picture below shows how the colors changed every little bit with the multi-colored chalk.DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | CGH LifestyleTry it out for yourself and see what you can create!DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | CGH Lifestyle

  • itsgaby

    This is so cool, i think ill try it

  • itsgaby

    This looks so gooddd

  • Angelyn

    That’s so cool! I saves u from buying ones either cheap or expensive chalk that can break easily.

  • Jennifer Starr

    If I give my nieces these, I will be the best aunt ever! Lol

  • Allie

    Super cute

  • Lorraine Medlin

    Great idea!

  • samantha smith

    cute idea!

  • Cyanne

    These are such a great idea! I would so use these!

  • hanh nguyen

    Great idea!!

  • Gabrielle Kay

    What fun twist to regular boring chalk found in stores !!

  • Allē McReavy

    These are such a great idea!! Love it

  • Layna

    Those are sooo cute!! I would’ve mistook it as candies 😂

  • Sally Tiet

    OMG these are so cutee!! My baby cousin would love these… and would probably eat them too cause these look just like popsicles 😂

  • meghan Allen

    Love this idea!!!!

  • Bailey Young

    these are so cute!

  • Aujahne

    I love this sidewall chalk

  • Leah Delaney

    Omg thank you so much I’m making them today

  • Glowariana

    This is such a cute idea! And it is Instagram worthy too!

  • Chantel

    These are cute!

  • Mary Jane Jang

    These are so cute!

  • Imelda

    These are very cute and adorable! A way to make chalk drawings even more fun and also a cute item for photoshoots! Definitely trying!

  • Parveena Kaur

    I really want to make it

  • Joy Lee

    Cute need to try this out!!

  • Jaden Gamble

    You guys are amazing 💞💞

  • Minah

    so cool^^

  • Anna H

    These are so cute I definitely need to try and make these for sure!!

  • Endless Dream

    this is so cool !

  • Myuu Harumi

    great for a present for my little cousin

  • Chalex Villanueva

    Trying this out!

  • Katie

    adorable!

  • Foreign Keke

    I m gonna try this

  • Isabelle Baird

    These look super cute can’t wait to try them

  • Jesse

    Such a cool idea!!

  • Rawanoo 2013

    this is shch a cute idea

  • Jenna

    Look so cute and have to try it out! Such a nice idea!

  • jasmine castro

    i thought it is just a design

  • Mimiine

    so cute

  • Katherine Harper

    This is such a cute idea!

  • Alexandria Bayless

    Such a good idea!!

  • Ieva

    This looks so perfect! <3

  • athela gasga

    this brings back my childhood hahaha

  • Destinee

    This is so cute😊

  • Florencia

    😃😃😃😃😃

  • Julia Cempa

    Awe this is literally so cute!!😻

  • Daisy Calle

    This is so cool I’m make it for my cousins

  • Lori

    This is awesome!

  • gentry keener

    wow what a cool idea

  • Florence Bélanger

    This is so cool! It’s such a unique idea! 😻

  • Annie

    Already tried it! So fun 😝

  • Saraa._.queen 101

    I might try it… It’s really cool

  • ok

    this is so cool

  • KittyKatBaby (Rosie)

    Great idea, thx.

  • Denise

    This is sooo cool! Totally going to do this for my kids!

  • Valerie Dikitanan

    The chalk Popsicles are so creative

  • _Golden Helmet_

    I might just eat them

  • bailie

    these are so cute !!

  • Kokoro Pororo

    Gotta try this one!

  • Linda Roberta

    fun way to be creative with your kids! 🙂

  • Valeria Gen Rivera

    Love this idea! 🙂

  • Raven

    Trying this with my little sister

  • Belen Penaloza

    This is a fun DIY. The colors are beautiful. The Popsicles chalk made me want ice cream though. 😛

  • Selena L.

    so cute!!!!!

  • Juliana Loaiza

    these are really cool!!

  • Esther Kamas

    Nice

  • Mary Jane Gomez

    Cool

  • Wendy H.

    This is actually so cool wow😂

  • Liz💕😜

    SO KAWAIIIIIIIIIII

  • Maria J.

    So cute 💕

  • IngIng

    Woah! THAT’S SO CUTE!

  • Brittany Greuel

    Such a cute and fun idea!

  • Josie F.

    Love this cute idea!

  • Crisia Ayala

    This is the cutest idea ever!!! Thanks for sharing it with us 💗

  • Carrington

    So cute

  • Rebecca Boyss

    This is so cute! I’ll be sure to try it in summer ☺

  • emy nugent

    these are adorable :3

  • Hayley Millington

    What a fun way to brighten up your life!!

  • alexis burwood

    can’t wait to do these this summer!!!!

  • Yas

    So cute!!

  • Carmit Titanchi Clausen

    LOOOOVE this one! will try it out!

  • fantasy land

    Cute!

  • lucyyy

    Love these!! 😍

  • Joanne Kooi

    So cute!

  • Ana

    What a great idea! Mind blown😳

  • Sasha Jade

    Such a cute idea!

  • Sofie

    This is adorable!

  • Kristy

    Cute idea! I just hope my little cousins don’t try to eat them lol

  • Tara Gillespie

    looks so im going to make it with my little sister

  • mal

    I love those so much!!! Such a great and creative idea!!

  • Christa Thomas

    Love this idea!!! Looks like an awesome craft to do with kids!

  • Melanie

    This is so adorable. But it’s so good I wouldn’t even use it, I would just keep it as decoration 😂 Cuz it’s too pretty to use!

  • Marisa

    SUPER cute & creative