60 Second Craft: Halloween Edition


60 Second Craft with Handmade Charlotte: Halloween Edition

Find out how to make a super fun candy alternative for Halloween this year in the first episode of the new 60 Second Craft series with Handmade Charlotte. We’ll make homemade sidewalk chalk in the shape of a little pumpkin and package it in a spooky ghost goodie bag.



The Step-By-Step Tutorial

  • Getting Started: What You Need 1 of 5
    Getting Started: What You Need
    For the pumpkin sidewalk chalk, you''ll need a cupcake pan, vaseline (so the chalk doesn't stick to the pan), plaster of paris, water, and paint for coloring.

    For the ghost goodie bags, all you need is a white paper lunch bag and a black Sharpie marker.
  • Step 1: Mix Your Chalk 2 of 5
    Step 1: Mix Your Chalk
    Combine two parts plaster of paris with one part water in a bowl. Mix well. Add paint for coloring. We used FolkArt Glazed Carrots acrylic paint.

    TIP: Stir gently for swirls of color, mix well for a consistent color.
  • Step 2: Mold Your Chalk 3 of 5
    Step 2: Mold Your Chalk
    Prepare the cupcake pan by putting a coat of vaseline in the cupcake wells. Pour the mixture into the cupcake pan. Let sit until mixture is completely dry and has time to set. It's best to wait twenty-four hours before using the chalk.
  • Step 3: Paint Your Chalk 4 of 5
    Step 3: Paint Your Chalk
    For bonus points, paint the top of the sidewalk chalk to look like a pumpkin. This will add a festive touch that the kids will love. We used FolkArt Pumpkin and Grass Green acrylic paint.
  • Step 5: Ghost Goodie Bag 5 of 5
    Step 5: Ghost Goodie Bag
    The ghost goodie bag is a perfect finishing touch, especially if you plan on passing out the pumpkin sidewalk chalk as an alternative to Halloween candy.It's super easy to make. Simply round of the top of a white paper lunch bag using scissors and draw three ovals on the front using a black Sharpie marker.


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A big thanks to my friends Christy and Leeman for shooting the video!


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