I recently showed my little guy (who is almost 2) how to draw with sidewalk chalk –
and then it started raining. and raining. and raining. and raining…
So I decided to bring the chalk inside –
Making a chalkboard is so easy but creates hours of fun!!
First all you need to find is a piece of wood with a smooth side. I used a scrap piece of melamine that we had floating around in our garage. Then I simply sprayed a layer of white primer…
And then used Rust-Oleum Chalk Board Spray Paint and started spraying on the layers.
Just like with any spray painting project, go slow and spray on layer after layer
until you have covered the entire surface.
Note: When you are done spraying on your layers and it is all dry and you run your hand over it, it will feel bumpy/rough so simply run a sponge sander over it and then spray on one last coat.
Before you draw on your chalkboard, take a piece of chalk and run it all over the board and simply wipe it off. This gets the board ready for all the fun drawing you will be doing.
After you have wiped the chalk off – your chalkboard is ready to go!
I added the phrase “Live Creatively” with vinyl to the top of our board – and I love it!
Now go and find some scrap wood and make one for your family! You guys will love it!
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