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Chalk dust mandala

Today’s craft is inspired by this and sidewalk chalk art that people are creating to share with neighbours and to thank frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a chalk dust mandala!  Have fun with this variation on sidewalk chalk art and get creative outside, at home. Here's how we did it. Experiment and have fun doing it your way!

Time: 2 hours or more


  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Grater
  • Small containers
  • Spoon
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Paper to make cones or Ziploc bags
  • Round trays or plates
  • Flowers, small natural items such as stones or pine cones


Step one

Grate the chalk into dust.

Step two

Draw a circle. You can use the string or plates to shape your circle.

Step three

Make your design using chalk dust and the spoon, cones, or bags.

Step four

Add flowers, pinecones or stones if you wish.