Since it is the day after Easter, I thought it would be good to come up with a great use for all those egg shells!
The pin I found is here:
Here are the instructions:
Items Needed:6 Egg Shells (I would have more handy just in case!)
Silicone bowls or mold
Wash out your egg shells and let them dry COMPLETELY.
If you do not, there is a little membrane in the egg and it makes it impossible to get your egg shells really fine. I was not patient and had to peel the membrane out of many of the eggs!
Crush all of your egg shells with a rolling pin (hint: stick some wax paper down so you don’t lose any precious crumbs!)
Mix together a paste of 1 teaspoon flour, 1 teaspoon HOT water and 3 drops of food coloring. I just used a little silicone bowl and then used the same bowl as a mold for the chalk but you can do whatever is easiest for you
Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of your crushed egg shells and mix together really well.
Let dry overnight. Half way through when the top layer feels dry, you will want to take the mixture out of the silicone bowl and turn it over so the bottom can dry. And here are the results...
My opinion: This took me about 90 minutes to make these. It is hard to get the eggshells on ground down and to such a tiny size. I did have to take membranes out of many eggs so if I didn’t do that, I still think these 3 tiny pieces of chalk would have taken 45 minutes to make. AND - I am not sure how the pin worked so well in the picture. I followed the instructions EXACTLY as the pin stated and still this chalk did not work AT ALL!Going to the dollar store and buying 24 pieces of chalk would only cost $1 and take about 10 minutes, including the drive… Just Saying…