Tis the season for sidewalk chalk…
How fast are you going through yours? I am loving this weather! Feels so good to spend the days outside. I thought I would “re-run” two posts of mine for you in celebration. Homemade Sidewalk Chalk AND France’s Version of Hopscotch—Escargot (Snail), enjoy!
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
So this is something I would NOT do every single time we ran out of sidewalk chalk BUT it was a really fun–very hard to mess up–the kids loved it craft.
This “recipe” makes two large sidewalk chalks.
1 c warm water
2 c Plaster of Paris
Powdered Tempura Paint (I love this stuff it really is worth buying)
Toilet Paper Tube OR Paper Towel Tube cut in half
1. Pour the warm water into a bowl and sprinkle the Plaster of Paris slowly, in batches, mixing well to let it dissolve.
2. Mix in Tempura Paint (2 T. or until it’s the color you would like)
3. Cover one end of the tube with plastic wrap and then wrap an elastic around it to keep it in place.
4. Then roll up parchment paper and slide it into the tube.
5. Pour the Plaster mixture into the tube.
6. After it sits and hardens for about a day, carefully unwrap all of the paper & plastic and have fun!
France’s Version of Hopscotch—Escargot (Snail)
Could it be possible that there is a better version of hopscotch out there? And that France would have it? It is true! France’s version of hopscotch is called Escargot or Snail and this is a great one to try with your kids. It isn’t difficult and it’s loads of fun!
Directions and sketch via thinkquest.org
|Number of Players: 2 or more
Equipment: Chalk – to make the hopscotch. (No puck is used for this version of the hopscotch game.)
|How to Play