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I've been wanting to play with powdered paint for awhile, there are so many cool activities you can do with it! So, when I was browsing through Pinterest the other day and discovered you can make it out of crushed chalk, I knew I had found my next project! From Amazon, powdered tempera paint will run you almost $50 with shipping, this method costs $5!

DIY Powdered Paint by Life Lesson PlansAll you need is sidewalk chalk, a grater, a piece of paper, and something to store your powder in. I like to use spice jars so that the paint will shake out nicely. Try these spice jars from Amazon if you don't have any old ones you can recycle.

DIY Powdered Paint by Life Lesson Plans

Each jar holds about 3/4 a stick of grated chalk. It only takes about a minute to grind each stick up so it's not too tedious.

DIY Powdered Paint by Life Lesson PlansI've seen some other methods that have you crushing sticks of chalk in zip lock bags if that's your preference. I think the grater gets the powder finer though.

I'm so excited for all of the science experiments, sensory play ideas and art projects I have in mind to use our powdered paint! Here are a few cool activities I found around the web that use it! Kandinsky Citric Fizz from Life Lesson Plans Sidewalk Smoke Bombs from Growing a Jeweled Rose Homemade Moon Sand from The Imagination Tree Powdered Paint Press Art from In Lieu of Preschool Powdered Paint Suncatcher from Twodaloo

For more awesome art ideas, check out my Pinterest board! Follow Brigette @ Life Lesson Plans's board Kids: Art on Pinterest


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Brigette was born and raised in Nebraska, but ever since her husband joined the Air Force, she has traveled around the world with him and their two young kids. First living in Hawaii, and then in Germany, their family has soaked up all sorts of cultural experiences that she loves to weave in to her writing. She and the kids are now back home and are rediscovering their roots. Recently, Brigette started writing a personal blog called The Gossamer Girl where she shares lifestyle stories about h ...

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