If your kids are a fan of sidewalk chalk, you might want to head to Sam’s Club, where you can get a huge 192-count box of Crayola washable sidewalk chalk for just $9.91. Regularly $14.98, the sidewalk chalk is available both in stores and online.
The giant box actually contains four boxes with 48 chalks in each box, so your kids will stay busy all summer long. The sidewalk chalk washes off easily with water, so your sidewalks will not be a permanent work of art.
If you end up with too much leftover sidewalk chalk when the summer ends, you can use it around the house for a variety of projects. From preventing silver and jewelry from tarnishing to deterring ants and even getting rid of grease stains on clothing, there are many brilliant ways to use sidewalk chalk around your home.
If you don’t have a Sam’s Club near you or don’t have a membership, you can obviously find chalk at a variety of stores. Or you can take it a step further and keep your kids even more entertained and make chalk yourself.
This tutorial for DIY sidewalk chalk from The Spruce Crafts uses only five ingredients and takes just 30 minutes to make. All you need is a mold (like a toilet paper roll, paper cup or candy molds), Plaster of Paris, water, a bowl and powdered tempera paint.
You’ll mix all the ingredients, pour the mix into the molds and let them dry. It will have it sit for at least 24 hours, so make sure you’re making it ahead of time.
If your little ones are bigger fans of coloring indoors, Sam’s Club has a great deal for you, too. You can get 200 Crayola crayons for just $12.98. These will come in handy on rainy days!
Will you be picking up some sidewalk chalk for some summer fun?
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