Demonstrative (Making Chalk) Intro: It’s Friday night and you’re home relaxing with your three young children. Yeah right! They’re probably running around the house throwing things, chasing each other, and screaming at the top of their lungs. So what do you do to keep them quiet? You have to entertain them. Thesis: So today I am going to tell you the ingredients for sidewalk chalk, where to find them, exactly how to make sidewalk chalk, and what to do with it once you’ve made it. I.
First of all, you will need to know what ingredients are needed and they are as follows: A. 1 toilet tissue cardboard tube 1. Found in any bathroom 2. Make sure toilet paper has been removed prior to use B. cup warm water 1. I’d try the sink for that one C.
A roll of wax paper 1. Usually found at the supermarket along w/ many other places D. 1 cups Plaster of Paris 1. Can be found at most art supply stores E. 2-3 tablespoons Powdered Tempra water based paints 1. Also found at most art supply stores F. Large plastic bowl for mixing 1.Probably one in your cupboard II.
Next you will need to know exactly what to do with these ingredients A. Cardboard tube 1. Duct tape one end 2. Loosely rolled piece of wax paper to line a. prevents plaster from sticking to tube B.
Mixing bowl 1. Add warm water 2. Slowly sprinkle Plaster of Paris a little at a time until plaster no longer dissolves 3. Stir mixture 4. Add the tempera paint 5.
Mix thoroughly C. Pouring mixture 1. Stand tube on flat surface tape side down 2. Slowly pour colored plaster 3. With finger tap sides of tube to release air bubbles 4. Let dry for 1-2 days (depending on humidity) 5.
Once dry, slowly tear and pull of cardboard mold III. The last thing you’ll need are some ideas for what to do with sidewalk chalk A. Drawing on the sidewalk of course 1. Hopscotch 2. Four-square 3. Pictures B. Buy a piece of plywood from hardware store 1.
Good for when it’s raining 2. Only costs about $7 for the cheaper kind C. Can easily be removed with water and sometimes a little soap So next time you’re bored and your kids are driving you crazy, round up the young ones and make some sidewalk chalk. Speech and Communcations.