Halloween Chalk Sock

I remember how for Halloween some kids would fill an old sock with colored chalk pieces and break them into powder by hitting the sock on the ground.
If someone did not give out candy their sidewalk would be marked by large chalk spots.  It was harmless, a good rain or hosing would clean it all up.

The older kids would sometimes hit the smaller children with a sock.  I remember how afraid we were that we might be hit.  It was more fright than pain.

I found this video which is close to how we used to do it except that we did not use a grater, only the sidewalk.

Here someone is trying to make money from such a simple project.

Did you make "chalk socks" for Halloween when you were young?


  1. I never heard of chalk socks before. What a cool idea. I'll have to pass it on to my grandchildren.

  2. That's a great idea and completely new to me. Our grandchildren are too little to do this yet, but . . . they'll be old enough someday :) Thanks for the tip!

  3. I have never heard of a chalk sock either, a very harmless prank even for the ones being "chalked"

  4. Interesting.
    When I was young and even older Halloween I had never heard of :)

  5. Here too are the other fun events!

    used to watch Halloween events in movies and drama and sounds like great fun ,last night in news i saw exciting huge crowd celebrating Halloween!

    Sock trick sounds interesting and logical from the children's point of view who want candy lol

  6. Chalk socks? Never heard of them before! All we had were eggs and toilet paper.

  7. I've never heard of chalk socks before ...

    All the best Jan

  8. When I was young and even older Halloween I had never heard of :)


  9. Nobody's heard of it? Well, I have! I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and as a yearly event, the kids in the neighborhood would put on their "old clothes" and battle each other with "chalk socks". I believe it was on "Mischief Night", the night before Halloween. By the end of the night, everybody was covered in a ghostly layer of chalk dust (and bruises). Later on, the socks were replaced with switchblades, and more recently AK-47s.

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