Kids love drawing with chalk. The interesting texture and the magical way it disappears into dust with just a few swipes will mesmerize your tot and keep him reaching for the chalk again and again. You can help your kiddo design a chalkboard of his very own -- this portable version of a school room staple isn’t just for the classroom anymore.
1 Protect your work space with newspapers or a plastic drop cloth.
2 Remove glass, any artwork and frame backing and spray paint the frame if you would like it to be a special color.
3 Paint the backing that came in the frame with white primer, using a small paint brush or smooth roller; let it dry completely. If the backboard of the frame is too rough or does not paint well, you can substitute a thin piece of MDF for the backboard.
4 Paint the primed backboard with chalkboard paint and allow to dry completely. Use a roller for smooth application, or use a can of chalkboard spray paint for easy application.
5 Replace the now painted board in the frame, leaving the glass out.
6 Apply a thin bead of wood glue around the inner ledge of the frame and secure the backboard into the frame. Once the glue is completely dry, you can break out the colored chalk and begin doodling with your child.