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
- 1 yard of porous fabric or a fabric that is porous we bought white
- chalk of your choice we bought a variety mix
- cheese grater we bought a cheap one for crafts only 🙂 You could use a plastic bag and hammer too
- bright string
- zip ties
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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Chalk Bomb Video With the DIY Steps
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