Craft: Make a chalkboard


Help your kids create a personalised gift, straight from the heart, by putting together an easy D.I.Y. chalkboard – which they can decorate themselves and add a special message.


  • Paint brush


  • MDF Board
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Decorations
  • Glue
  • Masking tape
  • Chalk



Chalkboard step1Step 1: Tape up the frame

Masking tape makes it easy to create a straight border to frame your chalkboard.





Chalkboard step2Step 2: Paint on the chalkboard

Coat the board with chalkboard paint using a paint brush.

Tip: use top to bottom brush stokes to produce a neat and clean finish



Chalkboard step3Step 3: Remove the tape

Wait for the chalkboard paint to dry and then remove the masking tape from around the edges to reveal your frame.




Chalkboard step4Step 4: Decorate the frame

It’s time to get creative! Use your decorations such as beads, glitter and paint, to decorate the frame of your chalkboard in any way you like.




image001Step 5: Write a message

Now that your chalkboard is complete, why not write a lovely message on it!




Link to video on the Bunnings website:

All tools and materials available at your local Bunnings Warehouse, to locate your nearest store please visit


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