My son loves chalk, magnets and playing. So I wanted to put together something that combined these three things.
Since everything chalkboard is all the rage, I thought I would share with you guys how I put together this DIY chalkboard lap desk.
It cost me less than $2 and took just minutes to make.
Here is a video tutorial.
Clearly it was a hit with my toddler. Ry LOVES it. (Although I have had to convince him not to stand on it.)
What you'll need:
1 metal tv dinner tray (I purchased mine at the thrift store for $1.50 each.)
a little chalkboard paint.
Clean off your tray with a rag.
Crack open your paint.
Cover with a couple coats of chalkboard paint. Let them dry in between. (It looks like a lot of paint in the picture. I assure you it looks like more than it was.)
Disclosure: I didn't totally factor in the cost of pain because I bought a can of chalkboard paint almost 2 years ago for about $9 and I still haven't used the entire can. I have more than half of it left and I have painted EVERYTHING with chalkboard paint.
This is a great, inexpensive gift for a child or toddler and it is very simple to put together.
What are some DIY gifts you've made recently?
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