Student chalkboards…yes, please! These adorable additions to your classroom are super easy to make (and cheap too). I made these individual chalkboards, and I love the way they turned out! The students are going to have so much fun using them for literacy and math activities.
I purchased these fancy trays from the Dollar Tree. They are not only cute, but they are magnetic too (perfect for magnet letters)! If you can’t find these trays, grab some cookie sheets and they will work too.
My painting cloth is a plastic table cloth from Dollar Tree also. Can you tell I love the Dollar Tree?
Sand the Trays: The most important step is to sand your trays so the paint will stick. This was a very messy step.
Paint the trays: Before you paint, be sure to shake and/or stir your chalkboard paint. Then apply one coat of paint to each board.
Now you have a new set of chalkboards for your classroom! Grab some chalk and have fun!
Fun Tip: Put your brush in a baggie while you are waiting for the paint to dry. The brush won’t dry out, and you won’t have to wash it after the first coat! When you are ready to paint the second coat, just open the baggie, get your brush and start painting again!
I can’t wait to use these in the classroom!
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Be sure to check out 4th Grade Frolics for other great Monday Made It projects! Have a great week!