For my son's birthday this year he wanted rainbow themed party favors. He loves art and to color and I just love that he loves rainbows. They are so much fun but, there isn't much out there for 4 year old boys with a theme of rainbows. I love to make and give useful items whenever possible so, the minute I saw this how to: mini chalkboards tutorial on Craftzine I knew it was perfect! I discussed the idea with Hudson and he was excited about it. Here is how we created the favors together.
|We bought plain wood boards at Michaels for $1 each. |
The boys helped me count and inspect them.
|We lightly sanded the edges to smooth them out.|
|I taped up the edges of the boards.|
|Sprayed a couple of coats of chalkboard spray paint on each one.|
|After they were dry, I removed the tape and added colorful lines|
around the edges for a rainbow boarder effect.
|Hudson helped me choose bundles of 3 chalk sticks colors and rubber band|
them together. Lastly, I created a rainbow thank you tag and tied a ribbon
around the boards with the chalk bundle and tag.