How to Make Chalk on a Popsicle Stick

Chalk is easier to make than you might think and once you start looking at everything as a possible mold, the ideas will start flowing.

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Sure chalk is fun, but chalk pops are better. Impress the kids and kick up the fun factor with this DIY project.

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Jennifer Perkins

Popsicle molds and silicone ice cube trays will both work great with this plaster chalk project.

Check out this episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins for more chalk pop ideas including bomb pops and tie-dye. Keep reading for more on chalk pops.

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Jennifer Perkins

Tools and Materials

  • plaster of Paris
  • disposable cups
  • popsicle mold
  • cooking spray
  • tempera paint

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Jennifer Perkins

Using disposable cups, mix plaster according to the manufacturer's directions. Usually, it is two parts plaster to one part water mixture.

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Jennifer Perkins

Stir the plaster, mixing well and then add paint. If you want your chalk really vibrant, add a little less water.

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Jennifer Perkins

The chalk pops will need a release agent in the mold so you will be able to easily remove them. Spray the mold with cooking spray.

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Jennifer Perkins

One color at a time, mix the plaster and pour it into the mold. You may need to wipe down the insides of the molds after each color if you spill some down the sides. This way you'll get clean lines.

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Jennifer Perkins

Continue adding colors until you get to the top and then insert the popsicle sticks. Be sure to do the layers of color all at one time or else the plaster will harden and you will not be able to insert the sticks.

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Jennifer Perkins

Allow the chalk to dry at least 24 hours. Remove the chalk pops from the molds and let them air dry another day so they'll completely harden.

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Jennifer Perkins

Hand these fun chalk pops over to the kids. Solid colors are also fun or try tie-dye, bomb pop or stripes!

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Jennifer Perkins

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