How to Upcycle an Old Globe into a Chalkboard Globe

cover the globe with chalkboard paintAfter the primer has dried for the time recommended by the manufacturer, you can paint your globe with chalkboard paint according to that manufacturer’s recommendations.

With my particular chalkboard paint, I painted on three coats, letting the paint dry for an hour between each coat. I let the finished globe dry for 24 hours, then rubbed chalk over the entire surface to season it.

So far my girls and I have doodled and drawn on our new chalkboard globe, and used it to learn longitudes and latitudes and the long-ago location of Pangea. In other words–we love it!

Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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