Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mini Chalkboards - Day 4 of The Great Kid Week

I found these cute mini clip boardsat Michael's for $1.99 each. I thought, why not? I have seen some cute clip board projects and with my traveling brood, anything portable is a plus with me. So, I snagged three of them, as well as some running wild children, and brought them home to do some damage!


Well, my chalkboard project HERE, inspired me to try some mini chalkboards.

First, I taped up the clip with plain old masking tape.


Then, I sprayed a couple coats of chalkboard paint over them.

After they dried, I got to work!

I used my trusty paint pen to put a little initial at the bottom of each board...no fighting over these in my house!

And, I used different ribbons (I have one daughter who loves pink, and another daughter who loathes pink....fun to watch their little personalities emerge!), to keep the chalk attached to the board.


I also hot glued some little pouches on the back (felt comes in handy at all times)...


...and I hot glued some velcro attachments to their "erasers" and the board so we wouldn't lose them.


I'm excited for the kids to wake up and see their little "surprise" for the day!



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17 comments:

  1. Too cute and creative. Be blessed. Cindy

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  2. What a great and fun project--thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. I absolutely love this idea! I have chalkboard paint, and a clipboard just hanging out begging for a project, and I think I just found it!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. This is really cute! I really like how they turned out. I might have to give this one a shot!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

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  5. Hi Meg! I stumbled upon your blog and just love these little clipboards. I actually purchased a few recently as I have seen alot of great ideas to use them in helping our kids keep organized (lol.. like that will ever happen..) but they are too cute! I will definitely be trying out your project with mine. And what is 'great kid week'? Something you came up with for your kiddos? I love the idea and think the hubby and I should do that one week here soon as our kids are pretty fantastic! I would love to add your blog to my favorite blog list if okay with you? Can't wait to pop in often to see what's new! Take care and have a great holiday! ~ Jamie

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  6. Such cute ideas here on your blog, thanks for stopping by my blog so that I could find yours, now following and will be back often!

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  7. What a terrific idea... I love it!
    We have a friday fun finds party- we'd love it if you'd link up!

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  8. I think I found a gift to make for my nephew for Christmas. I love this idea.
    Happy NFF and Easter.

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  9. Cute idea! Thank you for sharing and bringing your hodgepodge to my party. I love seeing what you are up to. Hope to see you again.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  10. What a great idea for the clipboards. They look great. Thanks for coming by for a visit. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  11. great tutorials. very creative. get yourself on twitter so we can keep up-to-date.

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  12. Meg,

    You my friend have won our Frugalicious Friday giveaway!! Remember those chic little coctail napkins? Yup, their yours! Send me your contact information so I can have CSN ship them out! Congratulations.

    Jane
    Finding Fabulous
    janeabernard@aol.com

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  13. Thanks for inspiring me this week on my Tot Tuesdays link up party! I hope you’ll stop by again this week.

    I’m hosting Yummy Mummy Week May 9th-16th and I’ve got a great group of ladies sharing their tips on fitness, fashion, parenting and relationships as well as a giveaway everyday. And I’d love for you to share a story and some photos of how your life and body have changed since becoming a mom. The Link up party starts on Mother’s Day and runs the whole week.

    Have a great week and Happy (Early) Mother’s Day!

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  14. Great idea. So simple, but oh so fun!!! :)

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