|That's our chalkboard on the wall behind Jake.|
|How to make a magnetic chalkboard pumpkin |
for fun fall homeschool lessons.
Well, hello there, proud, magnetic pumpkin!
Start with a plastic pumpkin. You can find them at Michael's and JoAnn's. Sand the pumpkin lightly so the paint will take hold. Then add 2-3 layers of magnetic paint. It is imperative that you let it dry 24 hours between coats. When magnets stick to it you're done.
|Paint a chalkboard on your wall like this one behind Mayhem.|
You can eve make your own magnets from re-purposed puzzle pieces painted with a silly character. I have so many advertiser's magnets (flat ones from doctor's offices). I cut them up and hot glue them to the backs of things. Here are some cool magnets from the NURTURE STORE.
Originally, I used a can of chalkboard paint and a brush. Then, I discovered chalkboard spray paint... Awesome! I had concerns that it would run, but it was excellent and left no messy brush strokes! Again, you must wait 24 hours between coats. Patience is a virtue for a reason. I used two coats allowing it to dry for 24 hours before prepping for chalk. To prep, color the entire item with chalk and let it set overnight. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
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