It’s almost Halloween, folks, but that doesn’t mean that you have to keep all of the decorations and goodies in the closet until the 31st! My favorite thing to do is try and use up some extra prepper supplies while I’m crafting – and I always have extra stuff, ’cause that’s just how I roll. For this fun craft, I used up a little bit of the gigantico box of Plaster of Paris I purchased after reading that you can store and preserve eggs in the powder for close to 2 years. (TWO YEARS!!) Whether you, like me, bought too much plaster for preserving eggs, or you are just in love with cute crafts, our Candy Corn Chalk craft is sure to be a winner with you and your kids!
To make the Candy Corn Chalk, you will need the following items:
- Empty toilet paper tubes (depending on how many pieces of chalk you plan on making)
- Plaster of Paris (You’ll need about a quarter-cup of plaster per piece of chalk)
- Orange and yellow poster paint
- Parchment paper or waxed paper
- Scotch tape
- Newspaper for a working surface
- Old Scissors
- Two disposable cups for mixing plaster in
- A few popsicle sticks or a pencil for stirring the plaster
- Disposable plastic gloves for everyone involved in mixing the plaster
Prep Time: 5 minutes per piece of chalk
Drying time: overnight
Makes: Tons of fun!
Now that you have all of your supplies ready, grab your kids and get started! Yes, it’s a little messy, but tons of fun – and if you do it outside, you can just hose everything off when you’re done!
Step One: Shape your toilet paper tubes into chalk molds
First, pick up your toilet paper roll(s) and cut them in half with a vertical slice up the side. (They will look like a square rather than a cylinder.)
Then, take each diagonal corner, sliding them inwards so that the flat square turns into a cone. Use tape to secure the cone.
Finally, cut a 10 inch (the flat of the semi-circle) by 5 inch semicircle. Carefully place the parchment paper into the toilet paper roll cone, rolling it a little. The parchment paper should automatically conform to the pre-formed cardboard cone, so you now have a parchment paper lining. Now you’re ready for the fun part – mixing and pouring the plaster!
Keep Reading for Step Two!