So I made a magnet chalkboard from a cookie sheet!
Cookie sheet (I got mine from the dollar tree)
Primer for metal
Sandpaper or steel wool.
1. Sand your cookie sheet. I found that the sand paper worked better then the steel wool. most cookie sheets have a non-stick finish so you want to scratch it up really good!
2. Spray with primer. I know that most chalkboard paints tell you that you do not need primer but because the cookie sheet has a non-stick finish you should still use it. I tried it without the primer and the paints scratched off!
3. Paint on your chalk board paint. Mine took 3 coats to get the finish I wanted:
This is after the 1st coat.
This is after the 3rd coat.
Here are some of the activities that we do with it:
magnet gears and alphabet letters
Drawing on paper (held on by a magnet clip) and drawing with chalk
Click here to find out how to make the activity bag to go with it!
There are lots of possibilities with this bag and it can grow with the child!
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