Sugar Chalk

Hi Friends,

One of my favorite secrets that I learned while teaching a preschool art lab is the glory of Sugar Chalk.

“Sugar Chalk”- more than just a great nickname.

I love getting messy with paint and markers, but sometimes it is nice to create without creating a mess.  Sugar Chalk looks just like regular sidewalk chalk, but is more vibrant in color and acts almost like a pastel.  Sugar Chalk doesn’t create the dust on your fingers or that lingers on your clothes.  Guess what… you can make it at home and it cost next to nothing.

Sugar Chalk Recipe

Sugar Chalk

I picked up regular Sidewalk Chalk from  the dollar section in Target.  Once home, I filled a bowl with water.  I added about 1/4 cup of sugar to the water then mixed until the sugar was dissolved.

Sugar Chalk

I submerged the chalk into the sugar water for 30 minutes.  Then, I removed the chalk and set chalk to dry  on a stack of paper towels.  I left the chalk dry for 24 hours.


Sugar Chalk

The texture of the chalk changed, but more importantly, look how bright the colors have become.  The red is my favorite.

Sugar Chalk

Sugar Chalk is a fun tool to keep on hand.  It looks beautiful on black construction paper or asphalt.  I store it in a sandwich bag and it will last as long as you want it to.

sugar chalk

My guys have fancy toys and hi-tech gadgets, but they play with balls, sticks, rocks and chalk more than anything. My little guy especially likes to leave his chalk masterpieces on the side of my car and home.

We are also big fans on Melissa and Doug art supplies.  If you are in need for more DIY art supplies check them out.

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Thanks, Carmody


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20 Responses to Sugar Chalk

  1. Elise April 30, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    This is so cool! I’ve never heard of sugar chalk before, but I definitely want to try it now!

    • carmody April 30, 2014 at 11:37 am #

      It is really easy Elise, give it a try.

  2. Tracy Roach April 30, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    This is so neat! I’m definitely pinning!

    • carmody April 30, 2014 at 11:23 am #

      Thank you Tracy!

  3. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} April 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Oh cool! I am going to try this out! We made some chalk but I bet this would work with it too! Thanks Carmody!

    • carmody April 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

      Thanks Heather! I have never made chalk before. Was it hard?

  4. Marti May 1, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    very cool, never heard of sugar chalk
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Stefanie May 1, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    So cool…will absolutely give this a try! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. thegrantlife May 2, 2014 at 1:35 am #

    This is awesome! Im going to have to try this out!

  7. Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) May 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    Shut the front door!! This is AWESOME!!!! Thank you for sharing :)

  8. Justine Y May 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    I am so excited I found this! I just bought a new pack of chalk from the store and was really disappointed in how dull the colors turned out to be! Can’t wait to try this! :)

  9. sypsiedesigns May 6, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    This is so fun! I’ve never heard of sugar chalk before… Can’t wait to try this out when the little ones in my family visit this summer!


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