I was given Chalk on the Wild Side to review (*affiliate link*), so the first thing I did was hand it over to my youngest! I knew she would be the perfect judge of what this book had to offer. I told her to look in it to see if there was anything she wanted to make.
Um, yes. EVERYTHING.
We settled on a few projects to start with. The first we made was the multi-colored chalk. It turned out to be perfect to use for Falafel’s classroom valentines! I came up with a free PDF printable for those of you who want to do the same.
The chalk was super easy to whip up, and the only thing we didn’t already have in the house was plaster of paris.
We packaged them individually in these tiny cello bags, and stapled the tent card on the top.
The directions in the book are very clear with great photos. Our 10 year old had no problem following them. We did it together, but let her lead. That makes all the difference, sometimes.
There are more than 25 different projects to make and multiple recipes to follow. My child was ecstatic reading the possibilities.
Her classroom doesn’t allow sweets to be passed out with the Valentines, so this is a perfect alternative!
The next project we tried out was the chalk dough.
This one was also right up my girl’s alley. She LOVES getting her hands into it! Messy?? Then YES.
She got to make this one all by herself, and she was beyond thrilled.
Even though it was not warm out, she played outside with this stuff for a good long time. It is crumbly, but if you press it together, it sticks.
The projects in here are not just for Summertime! There are some indoor chalk projects, bathtub chalk, as well as some that you can even use in the snow.
This book is definitely one that we will keep as a boredom buster and a reference. A great addition to our crafty library.
*Even though I recieved a copy of this book in exchange for a review, all opinions are mine, mine, mine.