I can’t believe that summer is already coming to an end and the first day of school is right around the corner! That sure went by quickly, didn’t it?
I’m sure a lot of you moms are out buying school supplies, new clothes and backpacks. You’re trying to get organized and back into the routine. Amidst all the rush, don’t forget to take the time and capture a snapshot of your child on their first day. You’ll look back and be thankful for the memories. So, how about a cute little First Day of School Chalkboard Sign prop?
Here’s what you need to get started:
- Craft Smart® Chalk Marker Set, Commercial
- Craft Smart® Chalkboard Paint
- Craft Smart® 1″ Value Foam Brush Set, 20 Piece
- Crayola® Chalk
- Artist’s Loft® Necessities™ Canvas Panel Value Pack
Paint your canvas panel with the chalkboard paint & let it dry. I’d recommend adding a second coat and drying again.
Tip: Smear chalk all over the painted canvas panel and wipe off the excess with a paper towel. This will not only prime your canvas, but it also adds to the “chalky” look.
Draw your designs on the edge of the panel with a chalkboard marker and write your own words announcing the First Day of School.
Now all that is left is to capture a photo of your kiddo as they head off to their first day of class.
What a crafty way to make sweet memories for years to come!