Easter is this weekend, are you ready?
If you still needed a last minute craft/gift for your little ones, try these DIY chalk eggs! Disclaimer: this project is a little messy (especially when you throw kids into the mix!) so prepare a space you could easily clean up after.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
– Plastic Eggs
– Tempera Paint
– Plaster of Paris
Step 1: Take a cup of water and pour it into a medium sized bowl.
Step 2: Pick your color paint and pour it into the bowl, and use a spoon to mix it into the water, to your taste. Pick a shade a little darker than what you want the chalk to be, adding the plaster of Paris will lighten the color by a lot.
Step 3: Add 2 cups of the plaster of Paris, stirring as you add. Mix with the water and paint until you reach a “cool whip” consistency.
Step 4: As soon as you’ve reached that consistency, time to pour into the eggs. Scoop the mixture into the eggs, one half at a time, with the halves overflowing just a bit on the top. The put the halves together, the excess still just spoil over, leaving eggs filed completely.
Step 5: Set the eggs to dry, about a half hour to an hour depending on how thorough you’ve mixed.
Step 6: Once dry, run the eggs under water, allowing the holes on the top and bottom of the egg to be clear from any of the dried excess mixture, and allowing the water to go through the holes and loosen the chalk mixture from the egg. Twist until the top of the egg releases from the the base.
Step 7: Enjoy!