Sidewalk Smoke Bombs (What you need)
- Empty egg shells
- Crushed up sidewalk chalk
- Baby powder
- A glue stick
- Tissue paper
You want to begin by saving eggshells as you make eggs. You will want to crack your eggs in a certain way. Gently crack the top of the egg using the tip of a butter knife. Carefully break the shell away so that you have a hole large enough to empty the inside of the eggs into a bowl. You will then be left with hollow shells
I recommend gently swishing warm water and a touch of antibacterial soap inside the hollowed shells and rinsing. After we clean the eggs I place them back in the egg carton until I am ready to use them. By that time they are dry.
When you are ready to fill your eggs you will want to make a chalk powder mixture using crushed chalk and baby powder. Making crushed chalk is very easy, and there are tons of ways to use it in play. You can read how we make ours here. Once you have your crushed chalk you will want to add baby powder to it and mix well.
How much you add is really up to you. The baby powder just helps make the chalk smoke when the eggs are tossed.
Carefully fill your eggshells with the chalk powder mixture
Then cut tissue paper squares large enough to cover the egg openings. Use a glue stick to cover one side of the tissue paper with glue and then carefully press the tissue paper over the egg opening
That's it. Then it is time to PLAY!
Rosie and Jewel were so excited to go outside and throw their sidewalk smoke bombs
They had lots of fun tossing the eggs at the pavement to make art
The paint effects were really neat, and with every toss there was a beautiful cloud of smoke
I instructed Rosie and Jewel to toss the eggs outward and not at their feet, and for the most part they listened. This keeps kids from breathing in the chalk powder mixture. Please advise your children to do the same as the mixture is not meant to be inhaled.
I extended the fun of this play time by giving the girls spray bottles of water to use once they had thrown all the eggs. They had so much fun spraying water on the chalk powder to make more beautiful sidewalk art.
Splashing in the colorful puddles was lots of fun, too!
Both girls have already asked me to make more sidewalk smoke bombs - a sure sign of a winning play time!
Sidewalk Smoke Bombs
A Super FUN Way to Make Sidewalk Art
Click the photos below for more ways to PLAY