So I am so excited to share with you how to make your own Chalk bombs. So my friend got these cute little chalk bombs from the store. I thought they were neat but the outside color of the bomb easily got lost in the tall mountain grass and they were sold out pretty fast at the store. I don’t know if they came in any other colors but green, yellow, and purple either. So I decided we could make these and it would be pretty cool we could choose the colors we wanted and make the outside bag more findable. So off the store, I went to get the supplies. Below are the things I bought for the project.
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You will need
Making Your own Chalk Bombs
Cut out Square Pieces of Fabric
I took the white porous fabric( t-shirt type fabric see-through) we bought and cut out a 8 -inch by 8-inch piece. Once these were cut we could move to the next step.
Grate The Chalk
This is something a mommy or daddy will want to do. I would be worried a child might cut their fingers grating. Grate the chalk and put it in bowls for the next steps this can take a while to do. My little helper watching by my side as I did this. Another way you could do this is put the chalk in a plastic bag and take outside and hammer it till it’s all powdered.
Another way you could powder the chalk is put the chalk in a plastic bag, take outside and hammer it till it’s all powdered.
Cut Nylon String
Cut some of your nylon string into 5-inch strips this will be used to make your bomb easier to throw.
Now You Can Assemble The Chalk Bomb
Take a square of fabric and scoop the grated chalk on to it. Place one of the nylon strings in it. Now you can grab the edges of the fabric and make it into a ball. You will want to take the zip tie and tie around the top of it to close it. If you want you can add some more nylon string to the top to cover the zip tie.
Play With Your Chalk Bomb
So this, of course, is an outside toy. It’s messy but fun! Take your chalk bombs outside and started playing with it. You will get circle chalk marks on your clothes it easily wipes off. If your kids wear a white shirt it makes it a little more fun cause you will really see the colors on your shirt. You can also color bomb the sidewalk too. These provide hours of fun for my active boys. I hope you enjoy them too!
Tip: If your chalk bomb gets wet to take a hammer and loosen it all up after its dry.
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My little boys had so much fun making their own Gak Slime. This is one of the easiest play projects we have done. My son is having and end of year school party and we wanted to give his friends a little something they can play with and enjoy. I think the fun part about this was making the Gak Slime. I guess I will find out how they like playing with it soon. During my childhood we loved this stuff I think if we would of know how to make our own then we would have had some of our own. My parents never had a ton of money growing up so we never got the actual Gak. It was always dollar store putty.
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Things you will need to make it
Warning! Do not eat the Slime it can be harmful if you ingest a lot of it. There have been people claiming to get burns from borax I personally have not experienced this with myself or my children. We used a small amount of it in this recipe you might want to try and use less and see if it still works. Or you can go with the Sta flo liquid starch and see if that works better for you. If you do experience any burning please wash it off and go to the Dr. for professional help. You should wash your hands after using it anyway! If you use this recipe use it at your own risk.
Mix the Borax
The first thing you will want to do is put 1 tsp or less of Borax in 1 cup of water you will want it to dissolve as much as possible. My little onE loved doing this part I think it’s because I let him scoop it and put it in the cut to mix. Yes, this part was messy but it made my little guy happy. My cats got on the counter and had to check it out they did stay far enough away no kitties were hurt in the making of the Gak Slime. We washed our hands after playing with the Gak and after each color so we didn’t mix colors. I would suggest you have them play in a non-carpeted area 🙂
Add Color to Your Glue
Next, you will want to mix the 4 oz glue with just a little bit of water and your food coloring of choice. I did about 4 drops of food coloring to get our colors you can mix more if you want a darker color.
Make your globs
Now you can add the borax water mix to the bowl it will make globs. Now, you can get the globs out with your hands and start playing.
Playing with your Gak Slime
This was such a fun easy project and what boy or girl doesn’t love playing with this stuff. If you have a boy like I do they will learn how to make it fart lol. So enjoy it! Wash hands when done!
Do not ingest the slime if you do please call American Association of Poison Control at 800-222-1222 immediately. Use at your own risk!
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Cleaning Your Flower Pot
So the outside of my pots had this white yucky stuff from the hard winter. I took some soapy water and a scrub brush and cleaned it all away. Make sure with anything before you paint that you clean it first. Have you ever painted something and a hair or dirt was on it. It falls off the wall or sticks there causing a bump. Not the most pleasant look! My pots looked so bad and white I wanted to make them look back to their original glory.
Painting The Outside of The Pot
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Painted pot all nice and back to where it was when I bought it
Refresh Your Soil
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Now you have your finished Refreshed flower pot done and it’s ready to help spruce up your outdoor area. As you can tell I have ways to go in the backyard to get it all in shape for summer and the end of spring since that’s all we got this year. SNOW ruined the early spring.