Introduction: Mini Recycled Chalkboards
I made these for my pre-school classes as holiday gifts. I used boxes and supplies I already had, so it was cheap and easy to make! The kids liked them and got busy drawing. Mine were about 6X8. A fun, portable, non-breakable item to keep kids busy.
Step 1: Supplies Needed
I used cereal and granola bar boxes, duct tape, chalk board paint, an exacto knife, foam brush, felt and chalk.
Step 2: How
Cut card board to size you want. Mine were about 6"X8". I used 2 pieces per chalk board to make them sturdy.
Paint the non-print side of one piece of card board. Let dry and give a second coat or follow instructions on you chalk board paint product.
Once dry, place 2 pieces of board, print side to print side together. Only one board will be painted.
Cut duct tape to sized, use it to tape the two boards together. It will give your chalk board a frame.
Smooth the tape to secure and remove bubbles.
The back will have more tape than the front if you are making them 6X8.
Step 5: To Finish
I created two methods to keep chalk and an erased with the board.
One was to make a felt pouch for chalk which can be used as an eraser.
The other version was a pocket of duct tape on back to hold chalk and a bit of Velcro to stick a piece of felt to back to use for eraser. This method was faster.
Step 6: Ta Da!
I hope it works as well for you as it did for me. You will probably find ways to improve it. Enjoy!
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