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12 Surprising Uses for Chalk

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12 Surprising Uses for Chalk

 

Perhaps you think you’ve graduated from chalk — after all, who needs the stuff when you’re no longer interested in playing hopscotch?! But chalk isn’t all fun and games. Indeed, there are several practical and clever ways to use chalk around the house. Click through to check out some of them.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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7:44AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Fascinating. All new to me.

7:29AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Can't wait to try it on the tarnished pewter tea set I have. Some many ideas so little time.

2:29PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank you for the ideas.

6:07PM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

thanks.

4:17AM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Great tips.Thanks for sharing

6:44PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Thanks, more great tips....

7:24AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

I will be trying the ant trick. These articles are just great.

1:02PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Nie znałam sposobu na mrówki, do tej pory stosowałam w ogrodzie proszek do pieczenia - też skutkował.

10:28PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

I think that ants do not cross the chalk for the same reason as diatomaceous earth-both feel soft to us, but contain glass-like shards for insects.

10:19PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

noted.

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