|(Sorry for the awful photos taken with my phone! My camera was dead. Again.)|
I recently received some chalkboard vinyl from Mindy Mae's Market, and even though there are a zillion little things I'd have loved to make with it (like this and this and this!), I knew right away that I was going to create a chalkboard for the boys inside one of the doors of their art armoire. Lately I've been having a tough time keeping their doodles and artwork off of my refrigerator chalkboard (also made with chalkboard vinyl), so I knew this was the perfect opportunity to give them a drawing space of their own. It's SO easy to use the chalkboard vinyl - just peel and stick (it helps to have a plastic card handy to help smooth out the air bubbles too)!
Look at how happy this kid is to have a chalkboard of his own! Now all of those irresistable neon chalk markers won't have to be off limits along with Mom's chalkboard, and that thrills him beyond belief.
We have found through trial and error that the very best chalk markers to use on chalkboard vinyl are Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers - everything else leaves shadowy marks that never seem to erase completely, but these wipe away cleanly with a wet paper towel. Easy peasy!