Friday, January 14, 2011
DIY - Chalkboard Clipboard
Say that two times fast - chalkboard clipboard, chalkboard clipboard. I bought several clipboards from Office Max for about $1.85. Then I discovered chalkboard contact paper. You could buy it from Amazon. Although I bought mine from Discount School Supply for $5.99 but you do have to pay shipping.
I laid the clipboard onto the back of the contact paper and then I drew around it and cut it out.
Then I slowly adhered the contact paper to the clipboard. I used my Pampered Chef scraper to get out wrinkles or bubbles.
Then I cut around the top so it would lay nicely.
I bought some chalk at Hobby Lobby but I find that my kids hands get very messy so I have purchased some chalk holders from Amazon so they don't get as messy.
My daughter really likes this. She has taken it in the car with us. I keep the chalk and erasers in a plastic baggie and just clip them to the board when she is not using it. We had a little eraser already that came with some play school stuff, but you could buy a cheap one or just use paper towels or an old towel to wipe the clipboard clean and start again!
This was a very quick and easy project and my daughter really likes it.
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