As a gift for my daughters I gave them:
I found the Plaster of Paris from Lowe’s after searching all of the craft stores. It was around $7
I also gave them the cute cookie cutters, but that didn’t work so don’t worry about that part!
Mix a little of this and that! Water with Plaster of Paris. Creating a thick goo like the consistency of Peanut Butter.
Telling them they were mixing a magic potion sent beams of excitement through their souls! They could hardly contain themselves for the unveiling of the final product! ( Yes, my daughter was still in her pajamas)
Mix and add food coloring. I’ve heard tempera paint powder works too, but I couldn’t find any for the life of me! I used what I had!
You know the heart molds from the melted crayon post last February? Well, I wanted to use them again. I like to make sure I get good use out of things I buy:)
Let them dry for a few hours and then pop them out! We tried to get a little artsy and add green and darker blue to the chalk.
A dream come true with the magic potion…
How my mothering heart jumped at the thought of them learning how to think of others!
I did let the kids use them on the driveway the day before a rain storm just to make sure the rain washed the food coloring away and not stain the cement. After the rain storm it was GONE! YEA for the fun, YEA for not having to clean up a mess:)
‘Recipe’ adapted from: About.com