Don’t you just love an good chalkboard project? I wanted to do something my kiddos could have fun with this fall,and a DIY pumpkin chalkboard seemed perfect for my little artists!
First I had the hardware store cut a 20 x 20 piece of MDF for me. I sketched out a pumpkin silhouette and added a cute bat to match.
If you need some direction on how to paint a pumpkin silhouette, click here.
I decided I wanted a striped background, so I used painter’s tape to tape out my stripes.
I carefully painted my striped around my sketched image.
I them re-taped and painted the other color.
After my stripes dried, I painted in my chalkboard areas with chalkboard paint. It took a few coats for coverage.
after my paint cured, I season my chalkboard by rubbing chalk on it and then erasing.
Then it was ready to go for all kinds of spooky and fun faces! I thought it would be a cute message board too for Halloween trick or treating!
Before the kids got a hold of it, I went back and did a little of my own art work just for fun!
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