The night takes longer to get here in the summer but it’s still fun to stay up late and enjoy it with the kiddos. Now you can enjoy some outdoor fun during the day and after it gets dark. Find out how to make DIY sidewalk chalk the glows for all day and night fun!
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Find out how to make DIY sidewalk chalk that glows for endless summer fun with the kiddos. From games to glowing masterpieces, kids will love it! Click To Tweet
I love sidewalk chalk as much as (if not more than) the kiddos because there are so many fun things you can do with it. Of course, you can create masterpieces on the driveway but you can do so much more than that. Use it to make a hopscotch game or create a street hockey court. Seriously, can you think of a more versatile toy?
How do you make a fantastically versatile toy even better? You make it glow in the dark! That’s exactly what I did with this easy chalk recipe. Instead of using regular pigment powder, swap it out for glow in the dark powder. It’s truly that easy.
Glowing DIY Sidewalk Chalk Materials
- 2 Cups Plaster of Paris
- 1 and 1/3 Cups Water
- Glow in the Dark Mica Powder in Assorted Colors
- Medium Glass Mixing Bowl
- 4 Small Plastic Bowls
- Mixing Utensils
- Silicon Molds (I found mine at IKEA)
First, add your plaster to a medium glass mixing bowl.
Then add your water to the mixing bowl.
Mix your water and plaster together until smooth.
Once your plaster and water are mixed, separate the mixture into four smaller plastic bowls.
- Use plastic containers that you don’t mind getting ruined. You can totally wash them but it’s always a good idea to be safe rather than sorry.
Add different colors of glow in the dark mica powder to each bowl of plaster mix.
Carefully mix the mica powder into the plaster mix. The mica powder can be messy and get everywhere so go slowly until it is worked into the mixture.
- I found that plastic forks work best to incorporate the mica powder instead of spoons. They also work better for placing the mixture into the molds.
Next, fill your silicon molds with the different color mixtures.
Allow your molds to set until the plaster dries.
Pop your sidewalk chalk out and enjoy! Let them “charge” in the sun all day for fun after dark fun!
If you want the backs of the chalk to be smooth, sand them down on concrete until smooth. Then brush off the dust. Obviously you don’t really need to do this, especially if it’s just for the kiddos to play with. If you want to give them as a gift, however, you may want to give it a try.
Once you know how to make DIY sidewalk chalk that glows you’ll be set for summer fun with the kiddos. Let the kids create masterpieces on the porch then take them outside after the sun goes down to check out their glowing creations. It’s yet another way to enjoy sidewalk chalk! What other ways will you play with your new glowing sidewalk chalk? I’d love to hear in the comments!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.