Need another idea for your silicone molds? How about some homemade sidewalk chalk?
First get all of your supplies collected.
- Molds of your choice
- Plaster of Paris
- Powdered tempra paint in color of choice
- Bowl for mixing the chalk
Mix together 1 cup of plaster of paris with 3/4 cup of water. Add colored tempra paint to get desired color. Blend well and let stand for a few minutes. Line up your molds so you are ready to pour.
Pour mixture into the molds. Just a little hint here - DO NOT lift the mold and drop to get out air bubbles like you do with chocolate. This could result in a huge mess and sidewalk chalk mixture all over your laptop. Of course - I'm just guessing that could happen?
Allow the chalk to set and then remove from the mold. I was able to remove them from the molds after 45 minutes. Then set the chalk pieces aside to dry thoroughly - this takes approximately 24 hours.
Now, I'm all ready for warm weather to get here so I can go out and play! In the meantime, Jax and Mari ran outside for a quick test. Future note -- add a little extra color -- the pink was a tad light.
Mari was cold and wasn't staying outside any longer!