Blackboard Chalk Box

Posted 2013-09-25 by Jane Streetfollow


This cute blackboard box for chalks is cheap and easy to make. It's a fun thing to bring on journeys to play with, and can easily be wiped clean. It also makes a great homemade present for a little friend.

Time: 5 minutes plus drying time
Age: any age
Level: Easy

Materials
  • Plain craft box (ours was a thick cardboard box and cost $1 from a discount craft store)
  • Grey or black matt house paint (we used a tester pot from a paint store) or proper blackboard paint
  • Brush or roller
  • Chalks

  • Thick cardboard craft boxes


    Method
  • Paint the box with the grey or black matt paint. You'll get the best finish if you use a small foam roller.
  • Allow to dry.

  • We used a tester pot of matt grey paint we had in the garage


    Brush works fine but for best finish use a small foam craft roller


    Set out to dry


  • Put chalk into the box. You could try making your own novelty chalk like we did - click here to find out how .
  • If you're giving the box of chalk as a gift, you may want to put a piece of tissue paper in the bottom of the box to protect the chalk.
  • You can now draw on your blackboard box with chalk. Wipe clean with a baby wipe to clean off your drawing and try different designs.

  • Ready to draw on




    Categories
    #under_5s
    #5_to_10s
    #over_10s
    #any_age
    #chalk
    #sidewalk_chalk
    #blackboard
    #box
    #gift

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