Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk

I had been thinking of what else my husband and I could ‘hide’ for our little guy besides just chocolate eggs for Easter this year.  Since he has been on a bit of a colouring kick lately (and christened a wall with crayon already), how about some festive egg shaped sidewalk chalk!  Follow along if you’d like to see how I did it!

Get yourself some inexpensive plastic eggs.  The ones you can open and fill up with things.  You can find these at just about any and every dollar store right now.

Using a sharp knife or an ice pick… anything like that, punch a hole in one end of the egg (from the inside out).  This was very easy to do with my eggs as they were fairly thin.  See, this is where the really cheaply made plastic eggs are the best!  Once you have done that, tape the eggs with some masking tape so they stay sealed for the next steps.  If you have an empty egg carton, set the eggs in there or prop them up like I have done in the picture above.

Mix up some Plaster of Paris and water (recipe at the bottom of this post).  If you wish to colour it, add powder tempera paint as desired.  Mix gently to avoid creating too many air bubbles.

Pour the mixture into your egg moulds.  I had mixed my Plaster of Paris in a measuring cup for easy pouring.  Let them all sit in a dry place for about 24 hours.  They need a fair amount of time to dry because of how dense they are.

Crack the eggs!  Peel off the tape and pop those little chalks out of their shells!  I had a couple that got a little ‘vacuum sealed’ lol… so I used a flat edge (like a small flat head screwdriver) to separate the two parts.  If they still feel a little damp, let them dry another day or so. 

Aren’t they fun?  I can hardly wait for Easter to come so I can let Foster colour all over the driveway with these.  And yes… I wanted to show you a picture of these in action, but the weather just wasn’t cooperating for the shot.  It’s just a wee bit too wet outside.  Hopefully, I’ll get a picture of my little guy using them after Easter.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sidewalk Chalk Recipe
1 cup Plaster of Paris (powdered)
3/4 cup water
1 – 2 Tbsp powdered Tempera paint (to colour)

*This is enough for approximately 4 egg chalks.  It’s not recommended to do mixes larger then this as Plaster of Paris can dry very quickly.  Dispose of leftover plaster in the garbage, do not wash it down the drain.

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  1. Six Sisters says

    This is amazing!! What a fun spring/Easter idea! Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  2. thistlewoodfarm says

    Visiting from Transformation Thursday. I absolutely love this project!

    Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend.

    blessings,
    karianne

  3. says

    I love this! I never thought of making my own, but you make it so simple. Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family. I can’t wait to see what you share this week!

  4. Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE says

    This is the coolest project EVER! I am featuring it tomorrow! Thank you so much for sharing it over at my party!

  5. ricky says

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  6. Susan says

    I made these years and years and years ago for my kids. At the time I had a Jello Easter egg mold that worked beautifully (I also had a jello matchbox car mold that was awesome for this, too). I let the kids have most of them, but I saved out a few that I still have, about 15 or 16 years later, that I use for Easter decorating!

  7. Samantha says

    Where exactly is the recipe for plaster of Paris? These look great I’d love to make them with my daughter. Thx!

    • Amber *SaltTree* says

      Plaster of Paris can be purchased where craft supplies are sold. The instructions for mixing on on the container.

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