Celebrate back to school with this easy chalkboard craft. Kids will have lots of fun creating this as they head back to the classroom this school year. 

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Craft Stick Chalkboard Craft

Looking for something fun to create with your little ones? Then this craft stick chalkboard craft is a great option to make.

You can have fun creating different boards and adding lots of fun messages to them. Especially fun for back-to-school messages or little reminders of love. 

When making something crafty, you often want a craft that can allow your children’s imaginations to run away with them a little, and this one could be exactly that. Creating a chalkboard with pretend chalk and using a white paint pen or metallic marker to add your own fun messages could give you endless amounts of fun.

Make several different chalkboards and use them to add little messages. Perfect for a back-to-school picture where you write down the year or even as a fun message of love waiting to be greeted by someone. 

This is a super simple craft and perfect for children of all ages. Ideal to encourage reluctant writers to use the markers to write their names or little messages themselves.

And as parents, they make the perfect keepsakes that you can keep forever. So without further ado, here is everything you need to know to make the craft stick chalkboard craft. 

Why You’ll Love This Craft

A craft is always a perfect opportunity to spend some time with your children or even to occupy them so that they aren’t always reaching for those screens or tech to keep them amused.

It’s a fun way to practice fine motor skills like cutting, gluing, and painting, and with just a little bit of help, kids of all ages can make this craft!

Craft sticks are inexpensive, versatile, and can be turned into about a million different things.

Craft Supplies for Your Chalkboard Craft

First of all, to make things easy, gather everything you need together and set it out on a flat work surface. A table is ideal for this. 

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  • Craft sticks
  • Black cardstock
  • White regular paper
  • White paint pen or metallic marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

How to Make The Craft Stick Chalkboard

This easy chalkboard craft is a fun way to kick off the school year, and kids of all ages will love doing it. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Start by gluing 4 regular craft sticks on a sheet of black cardstock in a square pattern. This will create a frame for your chalkboard. Let the glue dry completely so that the sticks are set.

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2. Once the glue is set, cut all the excess cardstock away from the sides of the craft sticks.

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3. Now, cut 2 strips from white paper. Roll up the strips to make the pretend chalk. Glue the end to secure.

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4. Then, glue the white paper “chalk” pieces to the chalkboard. You can stick them wherever you like, but leave space to write a message.

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5. Finally, write your fun back-to-school message with a white paint pen or metallic marker. Let your children have a go writing their name, or leave a cute little message on the chalkboard. Perfect for keepsakes or DIY gifts. 

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Variations

  • Haven’t got any craft sticks? Then why not use some old pencils instead? You can use anything you like to create an edge and frame. Cut out some card strips, old lollipop sticks, or even crayons and old pens. Get creative. 
  • If you haven’t got any black cards, paint some white cards black. Just make sure it has time to dry before moving on to the next stage. 
  • Not got a white or metallic marker pen? Then have a go at painting a message with some white paint. Use a small art brush so that the paint won’t go on too thick. 
  • If you don’t have any paint, you can use a black marker, felt tips, or even crayons. 
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Notes and tips

  • There is minimal cutting needed, but it is worth ensuring that you supervise younger children. You can let younger ones have a go at cutting as they are cutting away excess paper around the edge of the frame. Safety scissors will be a good idea. 
  • You can use a glue stick or PVA glue to stick the craft sticks to the card. Just make sure you give it plenty of time to dry. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What age range is this craft suitable for?

This is a craft suitable for all ages. There is minimal cutting and gluing. Older children may not want to make this for themselves but might be happy helping younger ones make their own chalkboards.

What can I use this craft for?

These make the perfect photo prop for back-to-school pictures. Get your children to write the year they are starting at school or even just their name.

You could also use this chalkboard as a DIY gift for parents or grandparents. Let the kids write their own personalized message to that special person. They make amazing keepsakes as well as being a fun craft for your little ones to create.

What if I don’t have all of the supplies?

You can paint white paper black to make that chalkboard or use other things to create a chalkboard frame. This is such an easy craft to adapt to things you might already have at home. Perfect for younger children to get creative. There are some suggestions in the variations section to help you out.

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Chalkboard Craft

Celebrate back to school with this easy chalkboard craft. Kids will have lots of fun creating this as they head back to the classroom this school year. 
Makes: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Supplies
 

  • Craft sticks
  • Black cardstock
  • White regular paper
  • White paint pen or metallic marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Instructions
 

  • Start by gluing 4 regular craft sticks on a sheet of black cardstock in a square pattern. Let the glue dry completely so that the sticks are set.
  • Once the glue is set, cut all the excess cardstock away from the sides of the craft sticks.
  • Now, cut 2 strips from white paper. Roll up the strips to make chalk. Glue the end to secure.
  • Then, glue the white paper “chalk” pieces to the chalkboard.
  • Finally, use a white paint pen or metallic marker to write your fun back to school message on the chalkboard.
Course: Crafts
Cuisine: Craft Ideas for Kids

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