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How to Make Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Bugs

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

These sidewalk chalk bugs are a great summer craft. Kids will love to draw with these adorable chalk bugs. If you are throwing a bug themed birthday party, this chalk makes a great party favor!
Servings 8 large bugs
Author Emilie at FindingZest.com


  • 2 cups Plaster of Paris
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons tempera paint
  • disposable bowls
  • plastic spoons
  • 8 cavity insect silicone mold 2 3/4" X 2 3/4" X 1 1/4" (or other mold)
  • wooden stick


  1. Slowly mix together Plaster of Paris and water.
  2. Add in paint to desired color. Stir until fully combined.
  3. Pour into mold cavities.
  4. Scrap off excess to create flat bottoms with a wooden stick.
  5. Let sit at room temperature until dry, approximately three hours.
  6. Gently remove shapes from mold.