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Create some cool art on a hot day with this easy-to-make frozen chalk paint!

Materials:

  • colorful chalk
  • a plastic bag
  • ice cube tray
  • paper

Instructions

    1. icechalk-longCrush up the chalk. Starting with teeny tiny pieces that are already far along on their way to becoming dust is the easiest way to go. If you don’t have super-small chalk bits, break the whole sticks apart. Put them (one at a time gives you a solid color, or you can add two to mix them) into a plastic bag, tie it tightly and either hit it with a shoe or something hard, smack it off of a hard surface or throw it on the concrete patio outside.

    2. Sprinkle the chalk dust into an ice cube tray. Use one color in each compartment or layer a few different hues.

    3. Add water to the chalk and freeze.

    4. Pop the frozen cubes out. Take them outside on a sunny day or let the warmth of your child’s hand warm them, and encourage her to paint on a piece of paper. As the ice melts it will leave behind the chalky color.

    Try different types of paper, such as water color paper or tissue for more fun!

Erica Loop is a mother, blogger and arts educator who spends her time getting messy with paints, glue, crayons and clay! She enjoys almost everything artsy and loves combining crafts with science, math and literacy lessons on her blog Mini Monets and Mommies.

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