DIY SIDEWALK CHALK POPSICLES

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

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These DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles are a fun summer outdoor art activity for kids that can keep them busy creating. 

It’s also quite simple to make with just a few items. Given the warmer summer days ahead, I decided to make some sidewalk chalk for my kids and get them excited to play outside.

To put a fun twist on it, we made them in popsicle molds. Not only do they look more fun (and almost good enough to eat) the stick provides and additional “handle” that’s easy for little fingers to hold!

We loved this so much we also made freezer popsicle paints!

Scroll down to see our updated post with vibrant colors and video tutorial! 

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles – Materials: 

(**Recipe below is per color, make as much as you need per how many colored popsicles you make)

– 1/2 Cup + 3 Tablespoons of Plaster of Paris

– 1/3 Cup of water

– Few drops of food coloring (make sure it is the gel kind, liquid food coloring won’t work)

– Popsicle silicone mold (this is the one we used)

– Large popsicle sticks

– Plastic cups and spoons

Materials to make DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

(Note: glitter is pictured in the above photo. We thought it would add some sparkle to the chalk but it didn’t “stick” so well once mixed in so we omitted it.)

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles in molds

Steps:

1. Gather your materials – plaster, water, food coloring.

2. Use one plastic cup per color and mix the plaster and water until a paste forms, it will resemble frosting. Mix in the food coloring until you get the desired color you like.

3. Using a plastic spoon, place the plaster mix inside the mold, add a popsicle stick in the middle, placing down as far as possible.

4. After 45 minutes, the popsicle chalks were hard enough to take out of the silicone molds. Allow them to dry upright in a cup until they are completely hardened. We did end up using them just a few hours after they were made, but you could wait until the next day to make absolutely sure.

NOTE: Don’t store these next to each other or the colors will bleed onto each other! They look cool this way too but if you want single colors, store like colors together!

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

I love the pastel colors and how they played off against the popsicle theme. These were so fun and easy to make! The kids helped by picking out the colors they wanted, mixing the plaster and also placing the sticks inside the molds.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles in a bowl

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles surrounded by sprinkles

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles in a glass bowl

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles in a glass bowl

The sticks make it easy to store the chalk upright and and have ready for whenever the inspiration strikes to have some fun outdoors.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles on pavement

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles on pavement

The kids immediately had to test these out to start making some creative chalk art.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles on concrete

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

I think these fun “chalk-sicles” would look also look great as individual party favors wrapped up in a clear bag and ribbon for an ice cream social or sweets/candy themed party.

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Yield: Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

DIY SIDEWALK CHALK POPSICLES

DIY SIDEWALK CHALK POPSICLES

These DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles are a fun summer outdoor art activity for kids that can keep them busy creating.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Instructions

Steps:

1. Gather your materials - plaster, water, food coloring.

2. Use one plastic cup per color and mix the plaster and water until a paste forms, it will resemble frosting. Mix in the food coloring until you get the desired color you like.

3. Using a plastic spoon, place the plaster mix inside the mold, add a popsicle stick in the middle, placing down as far as possible.

4. After 45 minutes, the popsicle chalks were hard enough to take out of the silicone molds. Allow them to dry upright in a cup until they are completely hardened. We did end up using them just a few hours after they were made, but you could wait until the next day to make absolutely sure.

See our new updated photos and video in more vibrant colors for these DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles!

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles rainbow colors

 upclose of DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicle mold

upclose of pouring DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

upclose of pulling out DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles

rainbow chalk 

rainbow chalk

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles in bright rainbow colors

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