Nothing says summer like a popsicle. What if that popsicle was actually DIY chalk? Summer mind blown right? They look cute enough to eat, but I recommend crafting instead. These DIY bomb pop chalk popsicles are so easy to make you can have them ready by the weekend! Plus how cute would these red, white and blue chalk pops be for your 4th of July festivities!
Most everything is more fun in popsicle form. Check out these DIY soap popsicles if you don’t believe me. Kids love chalk, but they will love it that much more when it is chalk in the shape of a popsicle. The best part about chalk is that is is E-A-S-Y to make! Not just a fun summer kids craft, try glow in the dark nose shaped sidewalk chalk for Halloween or in Easter egg shape chalk for your little Easter bunnies.
In this episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins I’m walking you through the entire (EASY) process of making DIY chalk popsicles. It’s called mix, pour, repeat. Keep reading for slight tweaks on how to make a red, white and blue chalk bomb pop version.
To get the most bomb pop like chalk pop I recommend using a rocket shaped popsicle mold. However, if you happen to have a plain one on hand you can still get the same look just layering red, white and blue. Please note this post has affiliate links.
- Rocket shaped popsicle mold
- Disposable mixing cups
- Stir sticks
- Tempra paint
- Plaster of Paris
- Cooking spray
Follow the instructions on the box of plaster of Paris. Mine was a ratio of two to one – the two being the plaster part. Mix them together in disposable cups. This is also the stage where you add the paint. Mix well.
One color at a time pour the plaster into the mold. As mentioned I was trying to make DIY chalk bomb pops so I went with a red, white and blue theme. However, these are your chalk pops get crazy! I even tried making a batch of tie-dye chalk popsicles. Needless to say, this mold is no longer food safe.
Let the chalk pops dry at least 24 hours. Honestly, between you me and the lamp post these bad boys took a few days to dry completely. However, it was well worth the wait. Just ask my kids!
Now all the kids need is a DIY chalk board or a spot of sidewalk to get creative. After all that hard work they probably also deserve a tasty cold real bomb pop too!
Let me know if you try making your own batch and how they turn out!
Want more chalk inspiration? Keep reading!
Pretend Play Sno-Cone Stand for Kids – You’ve heard of kids setting up roadside lemonade stands but what about a snow cone stand? Grab a box and some chalk board paint!
How to Make Rainbow Chalk on a Popsicle Stick – The bomb pop chalk popsicles were so cute I just had to make a rainbow striped version too!
How to Make an Outdoor Chalkboard Activity Wall for Kids – make the kids their own outdoor activity wall complete with chalkboard. The perfect place to test out that new batch of DIY chalk pops!