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

Mini recycled chalkboards
Mini recycled chalkboards
I used cereal and granola bar boxes, duct tape, chalk board paint, an exacto knife, foam brush, felt and chalk.

Step 2: How

Mini recycled chalkboards
Mini recycled chalkboards
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.

Step 3:

Mini recycled chalkboards
Mini recycled chalkboards
Cut duct tape to sized, use it to tape the two boards together. It will give your chalk board a frame.

Step 4:

Mini recycled chalkboards
Mini recycled chalkboards
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

Mini recycled chalkboards
Mini recycled chalkboards
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!

Mini recycled chalkboards
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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