It is sunny and hot here in Texas! My kids are really enjoying playing outside and soaking up the sun.
We are always looking for new ways to enjoy handing out outside. So we took art to the sidewalk! Have you ever made your own homemade sidewalk chalk recipe? If not you are missing out! Plus it is so easy and with only a few materials it is done and ready to be enjoyed!
We were inspired to make this sidewalk chalk because we can’t wait to go see the new Despicable Me 3 movie (rated PG)!! We made our chalk based on all of the vibrant colors from the movie and they turned out awesome! We recreated a few characters with the help of of the artist in our family! Our project went off without a hitch by using Bounty Paper Towels and you will have to keep reading to find out just why!
You will need:
- tempera paint
- silicone molds
- plaster of paris
- plastic cups
- plastic spoons
- popsicle sticks
- measuring cup
- Bounty paper towels
Cut your popsicle sticks about 3/4 of the way and keep the bigger end. Start with cold water. Fill each cup about 1/3 of the way full with the cold water.
Then squeeze in 3 tablespoons of each color into the cups with water. Since our mold had 8 spots we used a mixture of the blue and pink to make purple and green and blue to make blue green. Super perfect for those Minion characters! Stir them up with your plastic spoons.
Then we added in the 2/3 cup of plaster of paris into each cup. Be sure not to get any plaster in your sink. It is not a good mix for drains! We used an old measuring cup for this but you could totally eye ball it if you are good with that. This part can be a bit messy. Bounty was certainly helpful while we put this one together!
Then carefully pour into your molds. After a few minutes the mixture will thicken enough to put in your popsicle sticks. Allow them to cure for a day. We did sit these outside so the heat would move things along quicker!
With any craft supply things can get messy. Having Bounty Paper Towels on hand is a must for any kid craft you plan. Even the littlest wanted to help!
Just in time for Despicable Me 3 hitting theaters on June 30, Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints are here! Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints feature the ever-mischievous Minions! The limited-edition prints are available in Paper Towel and Quilted Napkins and pack a punch of color and fun that only the Minions can deliver. They are available at stores nationwide.
These were a total lifesaver with this super fun outside project. Not only were we cleaning hands but also for our artwork!
Bounty is the Quicker Picker Upper and 2x more absorbent than an ordinary paper towel brand. Bounty is also durable and this paint project didn’t stand in the way. A little really does go a long way. With Bounty Paper Towels there is no need to be discouraged with making messes or doing projects with kids. They make them clean up easy and headache free! So anyone can help the kiddos with this precious project and be able to roll with just whatever happens!
Also, don’t miss out on a great giveaway being promoted by Bounty Paper Towels. They are giving away a Despicable Me 3 Prize Pack that includes some really cool stuff:
- Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints paper towels
- Despicable Me 3 movie tickets
- Despicable Me 3 mugs
- Despicable Me 3 tote bags
- Despicable Me 3 magnets
- Despicable Me 3 lunchbox
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