How to Make Easter Chalk Melt Bunnies that are Basket Ready!

Let’s make homemade chalk bunnies!  It is a chalk melt recipe that you can put in these cute bunny molds and include in an Easter basket as a non-candy treat.

Wait, did I just say chalk melts?

Yes I did and chalk melts are going to become your child’s new favorite way to use chalk! 

Easter Chalk Melts

How to Make Homemade Easter Bunny Chalk Melt

These Easter themed chalk melts are easy to make and even if you are planning on putting them in the Easter basket, you may want the kids to help just because it is fun.

What is an Easter chalk melt?

A chalk melt is a soft chalk recipe that you add extra stability through the process of freezing overnight.  Kids love using chalk melts for sidewalk and driveway art because the color transfers easily to those surfaces with deeper color intensity and less pressure. 

It reminds me of using pastels for drawing.  Chalk melts are great for younger kids who don’t have the coordination to push down hard while drawing or artists of any age that want to control the color more easily.

Chalk melts can get a little messy but that is a big part of the fun!

We originally created this recipe for a guest post over at the Imperial Sugar site.

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Supplies to Make Easter Chalk Melts

How To Make a Color Batch of Easter Chalk Melts

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Follow these 6 easy steps for making Easter chalk melts!

Step 1

Start with 1/4th cup of sugar in the bowl.

Step 2

Add the tempera paint color of your choice to the sugar and mix with a spoon or stick.

Step 3

Add the cold water until the entire sugary mixture is dissolved.

Step 4

Add the 3/4th cup of Plaster of Paris stirring until there is no clumps.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into the silicone mold.

Step 6 

Freeze overnight (or longer) and pop out of silicone molds when ready for use.  You can also make batches of these by freezing in the molds and then popping them out when frozen into another container to leave in the freezer until use.

Repeat the process for as many colors as you desire!

Easter Chalk

You don’t have to use just bunny shapes! You can make an egg shape as well. It’ll fit in a small egg carton which would make them extra cute for Easter.

You can make the chalk pastel colors, dark colors, vibrant colors, whatever color you want your Easter egg chalk.

If you make them small enough the chalk eggs can fit into plastic Easter eggs.

Easter egg sidewalk chalk is just as cool as bunny chalk.

Our Experience with Easter Chalk Melts

You can see my boys having so much fun with the chalk melts.  They were making very competitive tic tac toe games in our driveway!

What I like about using this recipe is that it is really easy for their little fingers to get the color on the highly textured driveway without a lot of effort.

chalk melts outside

What I Learned from Making Homemade Chalk 

I really like this recipe and it is something we have made for other occasions…or just because.

The kids’ hands get really messy with color, but because we used a washable tempera paint, a little hose water will clean them up thoroughly before letting them back in the house!

Homemade Bunny Chalk Melts in Easter Baskets

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If you are using Easter baskets full of Easter grass or another filler and you are going to be using the baskets within a few hours (and they aren’t sitting in the sun), you can place them in the basket.  If you are waiting a longer period or might have baskets sitting in the sun, then waiting or individually wrapping them might be best.

I think if you treat them like you would a chocolate bunny – not leaving in sun, etc. – it will work great!

With Easter right around the corner, now is the perfect time to make these and head outside for some good, melting fun!

How to Make Easter Chalk Melt Bunnies that are Basket Ready!

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Let's make homemade chalk bunnies - chalk melt recipe that you can make & include in an Easter basket as a non-candy treat...

Materials

  • 3/4th cup Plaster of Paris
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Tempera Paint -- you choose the color & intensity
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup COLD water
  • Bunny mold - silicone molds work the best.  We also found these other cool shapes:
  • Bunny and Easter egg silicone mold
  • 3D Bunny Chicks and Easter eggs silicone mold
  • Heart silicone mold
  • Mixing bowl - or we did small batches like this one in plastic cups so we could do each a different color
  • Wooden spoon or stick for mixing

Instructions

  1. Start with 1/4th cup of sugar in the bowl.
  2. Add the tempera paint color of your choice to the sugar and mix with a spoon or stick.
  3. Add the cold water until the entire sugary mixture is dissolved.
  4. Add the 3/4th cup of Plaster of Paris stirring until there is no clumps.
  5. Pour the mixture into the silicone mold.
  6. Freeze overnight (or longer) and pop out of silicone molds when ready for use.  You can also make batches of these by freezing in the molds and then popping them out when frozen into another container to leave in the freezer until use.
  7. Repeat the process for as many colors as you desire!

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Did you have fun with your Easter bunny chalk melts?