Introduction: Chalk Board Jeans

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I have been playing around with Chalk Board paint. I wanted to make something for the kids to enjoy before school starts. I hope this instructable will inspire them to create a pair of Chalk Board jeans! The paint is amazing to work with and has endless possibilities. 

Step 1: Supplies

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1 Black Chalk Board paint
1 White Slick paint
Old jeans
Straight edge
Colored Chalk
Damp cloth with mild soap


Step 2: Tools

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Straight edge
Paint brushes
Marker or pen
Small shallow container

Step 3: Stensil

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​Center the stencil on the pant leg where you want it.
Outline the shape using a pen or marker.
Remove Stencil.

Step 4: Paint Owl

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Using the Slick paint, outline the owl.
Allow to dry thoroughly.

Step 5: Chalk Board

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I did not have any problems with the paint seeping through the cloth but it might be a good idea to place paper on the inside of the jean leg just to be sure it don't happen.  

Paint the owl inside the (outlined shape, using the Chalk Paint.)
Allow to dry for 1 hour.
Repeat with a 2ND coat of Chalk Paint.
Allow to dry for a few hours.

Step 6: 3RD Coat of Paint

Paint a 3RD coat of the Chalk Paint.
Allow to dry for 24 hours.

Step 7: Slick Paint

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Using a piece of chalk lightly rub the chalk over the Chalk Board Paint and avoid chalking the Slick paint areas.
Wipe with a damp cloth moistened with mild soap.

Step 8: The Game

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You paint the game board the same as the owl design except you will not use a stencil.
Instead just use the straight edge and mark the design with a marker and paint the outline using Slick paint.
Then color inside the blocks using the Chalk paint. 

Step 9: Washable

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Machine wash cold water.
I did not dry the jeans in the dryer but they probably could be dried that way. 
Turn the jeans inside out prior to washing to keep the paint looking new.
The picture shows the jeans after I washed them. You can see a little distortion only because I did not paint the squares evenly enough using the paint.  

Step 10: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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I am so please with the outcome of this project. I hope this instructable has inspired you! Learn how to make chalk board shoes here:

In closing I would like to thank our instructables company, sponsors, authors, readers, and members; for making this community a great success! Many hours and hard work has been put into making this place the best DIY on the Internet. Have fun and thanks for stopping by!



cdawisconsin (author)2013-05-31

I totally missed this when it was first published. Great idea.

sunshiine (author)cdawisconsin2013-06-18

Thanks! Thanks so much for commenting! Hope your summer is going great!

Dusk Shadows (author)2012-07-27

Cool idea!

sunshiine (author)Dusk Shadows2012-07-27


Dusk Shadows (author)sunshiine2012-07-30

It's ok

Browncoat (author)2012-07-28

That is a RIDICULOUSLY cool idea!!!

sunshiine (author)Browncoat2012-07-28

Thanks! And thanks again! Have a great day!

bajablue (author)2012-07-28

Fabulously CLEVER... and "coming soon to a store near you!"

sunshiine (author)bajablue2012-07-28

Thanks, have a fun day!

pecospearl (author)2012-07-28

Ditto, love these ideas.

sunshiine (author)pecospearl2012-07-28

Thanks! Hope you catch a pearl today!

artfulann (author)2012-07-28

Did you line the inside of the jeans so that the paint didn't go through the fabric?
I would've never thought of using chalkboard paint on fabric! Well done!

sunshiine (author)artfulann2012-07-28

No, I did not. When I washed the jeans I noticed that the paint did not soak through to the wrong side. I think I will suggest it though. Your comment also made em think of something else, washing them inside out to keep the painted area looking nice. Thanks for commenting and have a great day!

rrkrose (author)2012-07-27

These are so cute! :)

sunshiine (author)rrkrose2012-07-27

It was so much fun to paint. The jeans are washable by the way. So many ways to design jeans using this awesome paint along with slick paint. Thanks for commenting! Have a great day!

canucksgirl (author)2012-07-27

Now that's a creative idea! Nicely done sunshiine. :)

sunshiine (author)canucksgirl2012-07-27

Thanks! I appreciate your comment!

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