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Make Your Own Glitter Chalk

Make Your Own Glitter Chalk

Spring 2013 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: The Orb Factory Ltd.
Price: $14.99

Our reviewer's children have no shortage of craft kits—jewelry, potholders, sun-catchers, masks, you name it, they've tried it. That is, until now. The Make Your Own Glitter Chalk is a novel craft set that includes everything required to create up to sixteen colorful, flower- and butterfly-shaped chalks. The kit contains eight molds, two bags of plaster, four bright liquid colors, four glitter colors, eight stir sticks, eight paper cups, and simple, illustrated directions in five languages. With adult supervision, even younger children can enjoy creating their own chalks. All that is required is mixing the plaster with water and glitter, pouring the mixture into the molds, and popping them out when dry. That said, removing the chalk from the molds should be left to adults or older children to prevent breakage.

There is no end to the variety of chalk children can create, because they can mix colors together or even layer them for more complicated designs. Not only is this a great craft kit, but it encourages children to get up and get outside to use their new creations.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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