Chalkboard paint is a big trend that we’re seeing everywhere lately. We love that it help you customize all kinds of things with a fun vintage flair. So I’ve been searching for the coolest easy chalkboard paint craft projects that I can DIY with my kids and came across some pretty great ones you could tackle this spring. Stock up on some chalk. You’re going to need it!
Buntings fun for parties, and Delia Creates has this brilliant DIY tutorial for a chalkboard fabric bunting (at top) that can be reused for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Flag Day, or . . . Tuesday in a kid’s room. So smart, and so cool.
Playing with a cardboard box is about the most fun my kids have, so I know their minds would explode if I followed this tip from BabyCenter on how to paint a cardboard house with chalkboard paint, then handed them a box of chalk. Race cars. Ovens. Houses. Rockets. Puppet show theaters. They could do this for hours.
These tea cups with chalkboard labels painted on to look like tea bags, via Kate’s Creative Space, solve the age-old challenge of mixing up identical mugs at tea parties. First-world problem, I know, but my kids sure do like any chance to put their names on something.
Wouldn’t your young kids love to get chalkboard notes in their lunch boxes each day? So fun. But if you are iffy about the idea of chalk dust in a lunchbox, you could use this hack from the Scissors and Spatulas blog for toys. Paint a lunchbox lid with chalkboard paint, then draw a cityscape on it and store action figures in it. Or keep your letter magnets in the box and let your kids match them to letters you write on the lid. The options are endless.
A framed chalkboard looks great around the house to be used traditionally, or use it for photo ops with the kids. Just find a cheap frame from your local thrift store, spray paint it a fun color, then insert a board painted with chalkboard paint as seen here from Apartment Therapy.
Keep some chalkboard paint handy for rainy-day crafts like this smart idea—DIY chalkboard toys made from recycled food packaging by B Inspired Mama.
If you can’t find the perfect color you want for any of these projects, you can make your ow. with this simple recipe for chalkboard paint from BH+G. It’s really not that hard, I promise.
Also check out our post on things to do with white chalkboard paint