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Last year we used this type of paint to make Eastereggs (obviously, you can’t eat those). This time I went with Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Chalkboard paint in black. It’s an acrylic craft paint, and it seemed fitting for this project. Honestly, in all of my years of art-making this is the first time that I’ve used a Martha Stewart product. I have to say -- I absolutely loved it. It went on evenly, completely covered the wood and washed off surprisingly well. I’m all for messy kid’s art, so I don’t mind getting paint all over the place. After finishing this project, I had just about as much chalkboard paint on my hands as I did on the boards. With a little soap and water it completely washed off. This is kind of amazing for a dark color of paint.
When you’re done with your karate board paint project you can simply use them as is. Keep them around to make chalk drawings, wipe them clean and reuse them every day. They make excellent take and travel art activities that you can bring to grandmas or take to the park on a playdate. You can also hang them on the wall to write messages on or the family’s schedule.
Don’t forget where these mini chalkboards came from. Along with drawing on them, use the chalk to write current karate goals. Maybe your child wants to pass his next test with flying colors or maybe he is trying to a master a new skill. Whatever his goals are, they may change. This makes a chalkboard ideal for writing them down on. When he reaches a goal, erase the chalk and write a new one!
And now on to the art…
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· Broken boards
· Sand paper
· A paintbrush
Here’s What to Do:
1. Sand the side of the board that you plan on using. I skipped this step the first time and got loads of little bumps and splinters in the paint.
2. Paint the board. Let it dry for at least one hours.
3. Recoat the board. Let it dry overnight.
4. Draw on your new chalkboard!
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