How-to: Upcycled Chalkboard Blocks out of Regular Building Blocks

playing with chalkboard blocksWhen it comes to homeschooling my kiddos, I’m a sucker for two things: new and different building sets and new and different art activities. And when I can combine the two? Well, then oh, my goodness–I am in heaven!

The girls and I sometimes paint building blocks with acrylic paint, and although they often use the seascapes and rainbows and street scenes that are painted on those blocks in their play, I guessed that they would really like a set of blocks that they could re-decorate for every game.

Combine that with my penchant for painting everything with chalkboard paint (have you seen my tutorial for turning an old globe into a chalkboard globe? It’s so worth the effort!), and my girls now have a complete set of building blocks that they spend every day drawing on, playing with, then wiping off for drawing on again later.

Here’s how you, too, can make your own set of chalkboard building blocks:

Next >> Pick and Prime Your Blocks

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