This is such a fun and easy project! Your kids will love being able to color inside with chalk during the wet/snowy winter months. If you homeschool, this is a fabulous tool for children to use to practice their letters!
How cute is that?! I bought a wood wall plaque that is 11×14 inches, so it’s big enough to provide plenty of writing area, but it’s also small enough to stand on end in a bookshelf for easy storage!
What You’ll Need
- Wood Wall Plaque: Make sure there are no cracks.
- Fine Sandpaper
- Chalkboard Paint
- Acrylic Paint (for the edges- I used a glossy red one)
- Sponge Applicators
What To Do
- Gently sand the surface of the wood to make sure there are no rough spots, then wipe of any dust with a rag.
- Paint a smooth coat of chalkboard pain on the face of the wood. To avoid streaks, make the first coat diagonal from the lower left to the upper right.
- Let this coat dry for an hour and then paint a second coat from the lower right to the upper left. Allow it to dry another hour.
- Paint a final coat straight across and let cure 24 hours.
- Paint the edge and let it dry.
- “Season” the chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk around in circles, then wipe it off using a soft cloth or an eraser. Done! 🙂