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.
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2. Chalk hair
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!
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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.
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