I decided to try my hand at liquid chalkboard paint. Chalkboard paint is available in different colors. I’ve seen black, green, blue, and even a pale pink! I found Rust-Oleum green chalkboard paint at Michael’s. Michael’s, Joanns, and other craft stores always seem to have a 40% coupon in the newspaper. There’s usually a coupon on the bottom of your receipt, too, so I rarely pay full price for anything at Michaels.
I found the cutest little clip boards made out of chipboard. They would be so cute to attach to buckets or bins to label toys, games, or supplies.
I used a small brush to paint each clip board with two coats of paint. The directions on the paint can said to allow two hours between each coat and I followed this, although it seemed dry long before that.
Here's the finished product! The little clip boards are perfect to label classroom supplies in bins.
It's nearly impossible to write small letters on such a tiny surface with traditional chalk. To make this look perfect, you'll want to consider getting a set of liquid chalk markers.
If you've ever wondered how restaurants, delis, and Starbucks get their colorful chalkboard lettering to look so perfect, here's your answer. They use chalk markers.
You can find chalk markers at Michael's, usually in the paint and art supply area. With a 40% off coupon, you can get a complete set at a great price. If you can't find chalk markers in your area, you can get them online at Amazon.com.
Where would you use chalkboard paint?