How to make chalk?

Anna Mikhailova
Anna Mikhailova
January 26, 2015
How to make chalk?

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How to make chalk?

Mel is quite possible to do it yourself, and it will take a little time and effort. In this article we will look at how to make chalk at home in various ways.

Gypsum chalk

You can make crayons from gypsum and a number of other ingredients. Here is a complete list of them.

  • tempera paint - 2 tbsp. l .;
  • wax paper - 50 cm;
  • dishwashing detergent - 1 tbsp. l .;a piece of chalk
  • gypsum - 100 g

You will also need forms for chalk (you can make them yourself from cardboard) and tape.

The process of making homemade chalk looks like this

  1. Take the forms and cover them with wax paper, and then carefully fix it with scotch tape.
  2. Put the specified amount of paint and chalk into the container, and then thoroughly mix these ingredients. It is necessary that you get a mass with a uniform consistency.
  3. Add dish detergent to the gypsum mix. Then mix everything up.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared forms. Then cover them with wax paper and leave for a few days.During this time, moisture will evaporate from the mass, as a result of which you will get high-quality chalk.

Chalk from eggshell

To make chalk using this method, you need the following ingredients.

  • eggshell;
  • Wheat flour;
  • warm water;a piece of chalk
  • food coloring.

In addition, you will need to stock up on forms, tape and wax paper.

The process of making chalk from eggshell looks like this

  1. Forms cover with wax paper and fix it with tape.
  2. Take the eggshell, which should be dry, put it in a mortar or bowl, and then chop them. It is necessary, that from them the powder has turned out.
  3. Pour 100 g of flour into the container and add some water to it. Then mix everything to a homogeneous consistency.
  4. In the flour mixture, add 200 grams of egg shell powder. Mix everything again, and then enter 1 tbsp. spoon dye. You should have a mass consistency, like sour cream. If necessary, add some more water to it.
  5. Spread a homogeneous mass in molds and leave for a few days, and then boldly remove from them the finished chalk.

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