Put chalk through a cheese grater for a DIY that can brighten up your home

Sidewalk chalk is a great way to pass the time on summer afternoons, but it can be a bit of a bummer when your masterpiece gets washed away by the next big rainstorm. Did you know that you can use sidewalk chalk for other crafty projects that don't involve drawing on hot cement?
Check out these neat ideas from a few crafty bloggers around the web.
1. Salty sand art
Wait, this is possible with chalk? This DIY makes for the perfect decor or gift for a friend/family member. Watch the full demonstration in the video below.
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2. Chalk hair (h/t Housing a Forest)
It might be a fun time to let your kids play around with their hair color. But most hair dyes aren't very healthy for little heads, and you might not want a permanent change. Instead, try hair chalk! Below is a video demonstration of how this works.
3. Chalk desk art
Create your own Zen garden with salt and sidewalk chalk. Similar to the first project on this list, you'll create colored sand from sidewalk chalk and salt. To create the sand, pour a handful of salt onto a sheet of white paper. Then rub your colored chalk against the salt until the salt turns the color you want. Repeat with each color. Place it in a bowl or container and add a few decorations to finish it off.
Check out this kid-friendly tutorial from Club Chica Circle, a sister-run blog that features arts and crafts for tween girls and their families. You'll even see videos featuring the girls doing the crafts outlined in the tutorials.
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Grab that leftover chalk and get to crafting! If you love these ideas, make sure to share them with your friends on Facebook.
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