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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Home-made Craft Supplies

Our grandkids love to express their creativity on our patio and go through a tub of jumbo chalk in not time. I suspect they would have just as much fun making their own chalk as they have getting rid of it.

It is real easy to make. We would need 2 cups of dry plaster and mix it with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of cold water and some water-based paint. We stir the mixture well until it resembles cake batter.

We then pour it into empty toilet paper tubes which are standing up on some plastic or wax paper and let it dry thoroughly. I better take charge of that otherwise I can see more 'chalk batter' going outside instead of inside the tubes. Grin.

Our little artists have crayons galore, but most of them are broken or dwindled down to small stumps which are difficult to hold. We ought to gather them up and turn them into rainbow crayons.

This is done by taking a cupcake or cookie pan, greasing it with nonstick spray, and dumping the lot into the molds. We then bake it in the oven on 300 F for about 15 minutes or until all the crayons have taken on a liquid form.

Once they are cooled off, they come out easily and are ready to begin their second life. That may be short-lived as well, but this method allows us to grant them many more chances. And they say that only cats have nine lives!

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