Kid Friendly Interactive-Art Project!


Hello! After creating my chalkboard from a wooden piece that was shaped like a tag (which still happily serves as my shopping list board) I decided I wanted to use my chalkboard paint again. So I bought another big wooden piece, and some extra little wooden pieces, some spray paint, and got to work on a new art project.

Let me show you what I came up with!

Chalkboard 8

This is the wooden plaque I decided to work with. I purchased it last month from Michaels (you may recognize it from the supply shop article!). I took it outside so that the spray paint wouldn’t cause a mess inside the house.

Chalkboard 1

Chalkboard 2

I spray painted the plaque liberally, so that the chalkboard paint got inside the cut out bits, and covered it all nicely. I learned my lesson from the last time I tried spray painting a wooden plaque, and left only one side painted. I also left the plaque to dry for a full 24 hours before touching it.

Chalkboard 3

Next, I took two of the smaller wooden pieces and sprayed them with regular paint. I used Kryon Watermelon to paint the owl, and Banner Red for the bird cage. Again, I left one side unpainted, and let these dry for a full 24 hours.

Chalkboard 4

I’m happy to say that they turned out really nice!

Chalkboard 5

Next, I attached some velcro to the chalkboard plaque, some small pieces and some larger. Then I attached the other velcro pieces to the back of my smaller plaques.

Chalkboard 6

The great thing about this project is that you can place pieces of velcro on whatever picture, sticker, plaque, etc., and you can change them as much as you want.

Chalkboard 7

This is what I ended up with! This project is very fun for kids, because they can express themselves and their interests with different images, and remove them whenever they get tired of them. And the chalkboard is functional whenever they want to do some doodling!

Happy crafting everyone!



Updated: June 8, 2015 — 4:17 pm
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