Don't want to pay good money for hair chalk? If you've got sidewalk chalk lying about the house, you can use this to make your own hair chalks at home.


  • 1 packet of sidewalk chalk
  • 1 plastic jug
  • 1 hairdryer
  • water


  1. Soak the colours of chalk you want to use in the plastic bowl. Pour enough water into the jug to cover the chalk.
  2. Soak chalk for around 5 mins.
  3. Take a piece of hair and rub the wet chalk in a downwards direction down the hair. You will need to coat it a fair bit.
  4. Once done, dry the hair with the hair dryer. Don't brush the hair yet!
  5. Once dried, gently brush the hair with a hair brush - the more brushing you do the more the chalk will fall out.
  6. You can keep it in the hair longer by spraying with hairspray at this step. If not, it will wash out after 1-2 washes.


This project is so easy that everyone can be involved - my eldest chalked her younger sibling's hair and loved it. It can get messy but the chalk will wash out of clothing and off hands (try to avoid white clothing though).

The colours we used in the photo were light pink, then red, then blue then purple. You can see that they aren't as vibrant as store bought chalks but then you aren't paying the premium price for these!

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    • 07 Oct 2016
      5:36 pm

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  • Great idea for young girls to change their hair colour without buying expensive chemicals, washes straight out after


  • I love that it will just wash out


  • I never thought of this. Would be great to use in the kids hair on their sports day.


  • A very fragile hair colour by the looks. But a fabulous effect whilst it lasts


  • hadn’t thought to just use regular chalk. thanks for the tip


  • quick and simple enough! I’ve got heaps of chalk just sitting at home but they are mainly pastel colours not bright ones.


  • I will definitely trying this out for book week. Thank you


  • This looks really cool!


  • Wonder whether mixing colors would work on darker hair worth a shot


  • interesting… not that i’m gonna do it lol… but a good read just in case i have to do it for someone.


  • Another great idea for kids to be entertained and get creative with their hair. Great idea especially during school holidays.


  • My eldest is going to love this.


  • great idea thanks


  • Such an easy craft activity to make!


  • cute my boys would love this


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