Monday, November 12, 2012

Chalkboard Blocks

I am so excited to share this with you... 

Have you heard of busy bags?  
They are gallon size bags filled with a quiet activity for preschool age children.  
I have two at home this year, and sadly nap time is disappearing.  
I still want to have some quiet time after lunch, before everyone gets home from school.  

We organized a busy bag exchange.  
There are lots of ideas how to do this on Pinterest.  
In our group we decided to each make 7 of one activity.  
I can't wait to see what they came up with.  

I just have to say I Love Chalkboard Paint!!! 

It is so easy to use.  
Oh the possibilities...


 I made my 7 blocks out of a 2x4 that my sweet farmer cut for me.  
He even sanded them for me. 
I painted them with two coats of Chalkboard paint using a mini touch up roller.  
It worked great and left a nice surface to chalk.



 I had some larger blocks that I thought would be great for Christmas.  A little chalk and a red burlap bow all done.  
Change the bow and the lettering for any holiday.  
So easy and quick!  


Hmmm what else can I paint...

Cherilyn

linking to these fun parties:
 http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/11/mop-it-up-mondays-42.html
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/11/12/made-by-you-monday-127/ 
 http://www.craft-o-maniac.com/2012/11/craft-o-maniac-monday-link-up.html
 http://www.sewcando.com/2012/11/its-craftastic-monday-link-party-time.html
 http://www.thegirlcreative.com/2012/11/just-something-i-whipped-up.html
 http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/m-m-m-131/
 http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/
 http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-inspiration-board-link-party-76.html
http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2012/11/take-look-tuesday_12.html 
 http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/11/co-hosting-moms-library-5-for-me.html
 http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/
 http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/11/14/hookin-up-with-hoh-125/
 http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/11/transformation-thursday-no-178.html
 http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com/2012/11/crafty-soiree-116-a-downtown-tape-winner.html
 http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/11/i-freakin-did-it-friday-15.html
 http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/11/feathered-nest-friday_15.html
 http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2012/11/frugal-friday_15.html
 http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/2012/11/inspire-me-fridays-85-anything-goes.html
 http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/

16 comments:

  1. Thanks, I now know what i am making ALL the kiddos from my church for Christmas! I love this! I am your newest follower and would like to invite you to add this, and other of your great posts, to my weekly Mom's Library Link-Up every Wednesday.
    Thanks and be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/

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  2. What a cute idea! I'm so glad to be following you, love your blog:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  4. what an easy way to change up a decoration. love it. New follower.

    www.thesweetpeapod.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great idea so you can change them up for any holiday! I would love for you to come link it up at I Freakin' Did it Friday @ Miss Information
    http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/11/i-freakin-did-it-friday-15.html

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  7. So cute! I must share with my daughter who loves to chalk paint anything! Thanks.

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  8. This is great. I'm loving versatile decorations so they can be out all year round and just adapted for each season. Thanks!

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  9. This is great! Thank you for sharing :) I'm a new follower

    Shona @ Shushkat

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  10. That is so easy and simple! Love it. Great idea. I am a new follower from Mom's Library! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I've featured yours in the newest one, up this week on Wednesday at 12 midnight EST instead of our usual Thursday because of Thanksgiving. Please come see it and share some more of your craftiness!

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  12. Loved it so much, I am featuring it this week on Mom's Library. Come on over and grab a featured badge from Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk! Can't wait to see what you will link-up this week!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Julie

    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/11/co-hosting-moms-library-link-up-6-for-me.html

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  16. Hi Cherilyn,
    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Love these blocks! Pinned:)
    http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/p/liebster-a.html

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