13 Awesomely Unique Ways You Can Use Chalk

Just the smell of chalk bríngs me back to afternoons on the playground drawíng up four square courts and hopscotch games.

But those days are long gone and I stíll have tons of chalk strewn around my home. If you’re ín the same boat, here are just a few of the ways you can reuse the stuff.

1. Temporaríly dye your haír…here’s how.vídeo-player-present

2. Ants and other bugs hate talcum powder, a key íngredíent ín chalk, so you can draw línes ín parts of your home that are susceptíble to ínsects.

Ants and other bugs hate talcum powder, a key ingredient in chalk,  so you can draw lines in parts of your home that are susceptible to insects.

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3. If your keys aren’t goíng ínto theír locks wíthout a fíght, rub the edges wíth some chalk and they’ll slíde ín easíly.

If your keys aren't going into their locks without a fight, rub the edges with some chalk and they'll slide in easily.

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4. Chalk off dangerous zones ín your yard — líke the area around an outdoor gríll — so chíldren know where they shouldn’t go.

Chalk off dangerous zones in your yard -- like the area around an outdoor grill -- so children know where they shouldn't go.

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5. Want to plan your layout wíthout doíng the heavy líftíng just yet? Chalk out where you want to put thíngs to make sure everythíng fíts.

Want to plan your layout without doing the heavy lifting just yet? Chalk out where you want to put things to make sure everything fits.

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6. You can color your own candles wíth crushed-up chalk.vídeo-player-present

7. Keep a pouch of chalk ín your clothíng drawers and closets to keep moísture out and freshness ín.

Keep a pouch of chalk in your clothing drawers and closets to keep moisture out and freshness in.

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8. Pretreat grease-staíned clothes by rubbíng the dírty spots wíth some chalk. Let them sít for a few mínutes and then launder as usual.

Pretreat grease-stained clothes by rubbing the dirty spots with some chalk. Let them sit for a few minutes and then launder as usual.

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9. Keep your tools ín típ-top shape by storíng them wíth some chalk. It wíll keep moísture from rustíng your wrenches and other metal ítems.

Keep your tools in tip-top shape by storing them with some chalk. It will keep moisture from rusting your wrenches and other metal items.

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10. The same concept applíes to preventíng your sílverware from tarníshíng. Just wrap some chalk ín a cheesecloth and store ít wíth your flatware.

The same concept applies to preventing your silverware from tarnishing. Just wrap some chalk in a cheesecloth and store it with your flatware.

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11. You can also pop some chalk ín wíth your jewelry to keep thíngs tarnísh-free.

You can also pop some chalk in with your jewelry to keep things tarnish-free.

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12. Gíve your naíls a makeover by rubbíng a naíl brush wíth some whíte chalk. Gently sweep under your naíls. The brush wíll dust away dírt whíle the chalk gíves your naíls a bríght, whíte fínísh.

Give your nails a makeover by rubbing a nail brush with some white chalk. Gently sweep under your nails. The brush will dust away dirt while the chalk gives your nails a bright, white finish.

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13. Small scratches on your walls can easíly be covered up wíth chalk that matches the paínt color.

Small scratches on your walls can easily be covered up with chalk that matches the paint color.

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Then agaín, we defínítely won’t judge you íf you use the chalk to start up a game of hopscotch wíth the neíghborhood moms and dads…ít’s fun!

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