School has started or will be starting soon. Whether you’re looking to update your kids’ homework space or make a photo prop for back to school, a chalkboard is the way to go. I decided to use four large crayon banks from Dollar Tree to make a fun chalkboard for my kid’s art center. It makes a fun piece of wall art, and doubles as a place for them to doodle.
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- Crayon Banks (4)
- Glue gun
Step one: Remove the stickers from the banks. Paint the banks. To create an ombre effect, I painted the first bank with DecoArt’s Turquoise Blue and the last one white. For the second crayon, I mixed 3 parts blue with 1 part white. The third bank was 1 part blue mixed with 3 parts white paint. To keep the paint from peeling off, seal it with a spray on sealant finish after they have dried.
Step two: Paint the frame. I mixed one part blue with one part white.
Step three: Hot glue the 4 crayons together. Glue the chalkboard to the frame, and glue that onto the banks.
You can hot glue ribbon to the back to hang your chalkboard on a wall or door. I decided to use mine as a photo prop for the last day of school, but it would be great for the first day of school, too. You could also make a few of these as back to school gifts for teachers to use in the classroom. They’d be really cute hanging out side a teacher’s room with the name and grade written on it! Have fun crafting and creating!