We accidentally left our big tub of chalk out in the rain…
FOR THREE MONTHS.
The tub of chalk adventured through extreme humidity, hot dry heat, windstorms, pouring rain, thunder and lightning. A little less parental laziness and more toddler training could have helped prevent this but the chalk survived.
In fact, the other day we decided to decorate our entryway path with it.
Turns out, chalk is SO much more fun to use when it’s wet! Instead of using regular dry chalk or buying fancy chalk paints, the water-soaked chalk pieces worked far more beautifully!
- The colors were more vibrant, almost neon.
- The texture was similar to paint.
- Our decorations lasted much longer, even with high foot traffic.
- And for concerned parents, it still washes off in a rain storm!
Next time your child wants to play with chalk, spice it up by placing all the colors in a bowl of water.
The chalk will not disintegrate when it dries out. It remains in a strong chalk form, just like it was before you put it in the water.
Both my daughter and I prefer this method now! I especially like using wet chalk because your hands don’t get so dusty. I’m not afraid of getting dirty; I just dislike the dry chalk dust feeling on my hands!
My baby boy didn’t help much. He only wanted to eat the chalk!
The chickens loved it! Okay… so maybe they just loved the sunflower seeds I tossed on the path so I could take a cool picture of them! 😉