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Unexpected Uses for Chalk


 

One thing my daughter loves to play with during the summer is chalk. I probably couldn’t tell you how much we go through. One thing is for sure is we always have some on hand and of course I always want to know other great tricks to use of things I have on hand.

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If you ask my daughter she would tell you the best use of chalk is playing with it. I couldn’t agree more but here are some more adult friendly and useful tricks for chalk.

  •  Stain Lifter: Mark stains with chalk, the chalk dust helps remove the oils and makes removing stains easier.
  • Prevent Tarnishing: Wrap chalk in cheesecloth and store with your silverware. The chalk will absorb the moisture and help prevent tarnishing.
  • Keep Ants Out: Ants don’t like calcium carbonate, which can be found in most chalk. Draw around ant entry points to keep them out.
  • Steady your hands: Rub chalk on your hands when you need to prevent them from slipping.
  • Hide Cracks or Small Holes: Hide cracks or small holes in the wall (using matching chalk color) until you are ready to paint.

Do you know of any other alternative uses for chalk?


Alyssa

Wednesday 6th of June 2012

I had no idea that chalk was a stain lifter or that it can keep out ants. Thanks for the great tips and thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

Kristin

Thursday 31st of May 2012

Had no idea about the ants! I'm tryign that as soon as I get home tonight =)

Visiting from Someday Crafts

CharlieDBeauty

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

Fab chalk ideas x:-)

Melissa

Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Thanks :)

xoxo,Melissa

Cornerstone Confessions

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

Who knew?! Okay, the ant thing, I am seriously going to try today and the rest of those tips are just fascinating. I'd love to have you link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions.

Hopping over from A Bowl Full of Lemons.

Kathy

Melissa

Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Thanks for stopping by! :)

xoxo,Melissa

Canadian Beauty

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

what a handy list! I had no idea chalk was so versatile!! I found you on the blog hop and now I am following. check out my blog too if you'd like!

I am hosting a 150 follower BENEFIT COSMETICS giveaway, check it out!

Melissa

Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Thanks for following. I will definitely check out your blog. :)

xoxo,Melissa