Kids love variety, and something as simple as telling your child they can write their spelling words or sentences on a chalkboard instead of paper can make brighten their day considerably.
For this project, you will need:
Chalkboard Contact Paper
a piece of cardboard*
patterned contact paper or scrapbook paper.
*My "cardboard" is actually the back of a tablet of art paper that we used up. Other good sources would be a cereal box, shipping box, or something similar.
Once you've got your cardboard cut to the size you want, lay it on the chalkboard paper and cut out a piece the same size.
When you apply the contact paper, start with a corner, and smooth it on as you peel the backing away.
Place your scrapbook paper or patterned contact paper cut to the same size on the back.
Now you have a "sandwich", and you're going to use the duct tape to hold it all together. Just fold it over so it hits both sides evenly.
Voila! Your finished personal chalkboard!
Now, for a fun way to write on your new chalkboard, try Liquid Chalkers! We received a pack for review purposes, and it's been fun to come up with all sorts of ways to use them.
On Halloween, they wrote on our word bubble signs, indicating what each child was dressed as this year.
Then we tested out writing on windows and mirrors.
The kids LOVED being able to doodle on glass! The Liquid Chalkers erased easily, leaving no residue.
Katie practiced her name on the new chalkboard.
The Liquid Chalkers rub right off easily after drying. All the kids had to try out the new chalkboard, and I can easily see us making a couple more of these to have around. I love that there's no dust, like there is with ordinary chalk!
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