Why you shouldn't throw away your children's leftover chalk
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Why you shouldn't throw away your children's leftover chalk

Anne Fischer
7.5.2024
Translation: machine translated

Children usually never use up all of their sidewalk chalk - there's always a little bit left over. An influencer on Instagram shows you how you can use this creatively as watercolour.

Do you have lots of leftover chalk from your children? Before you throw them in the bin, try the trick that the influencer with the pseudonym "Thecreativekidscorner" shows on Instagram. The great thing about this idea is that you can use up all the leftover chalk and keep your children occupied for a while.

Chalk becomes watercolour

In the video, the mother of three children first places the chalk stumps in a zip plastic bag and closes it. Her daughter then crushes the chalk residue with a hammer.

I think a stone will do just as well. At least I wouldn't give my son a hammer to start with. She then pours the crushed chalk into a muffin tin and adds a little water. Now she only needs brushes and the children can use the leftover chalk to colour in the street.

Children can draw great pictures on the road with the softened chalk.
Children can draw great pictures on the road with the softened chalk.
Source: Instagram

Mumfluencer "Thecreativekidscorner" posts videos on Instagram in which she shows how you can encourage your children's creativity with simple things. The mum is followed by almost 40,000 users in total. However, the video with the chalk went viral: it has already been viewed more than 3.6 million times.

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What do you do with your kids' leftover chalk? Let me know in the comments.

Header image: Bhakti Dharma Prayogi/Shutterstock

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A true local journalist with a secret soft spot for German pop music. Mum of two boys, a dog and about 400 toy cars in all shapes and colours. I always enjoy travelling, reading and go to concerts, too.


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