The Frog Princess made this simple craft
at ART CAMP last week.
Just buy one of those
from Michael's/ Walmart/etc.
(you could be super cheap-0...err...thrifty
and use that weekly Michael's coupon)
Tape off the frame
and paint the inside
with Black Chalkboard Paint
Remove the tape.
Paint the frame with acrylic paint
(color/colors of your choice)
Go do or make something else while it dries.
(it will dry quickly)
Now, just add some buttons (or gems) with craft glue
(embellishments are a girl's best friend!)
and VIOLA -- a mini chalk board
to write secret messages on,
a word of the day,
weather of the day...
If you used magnetic chalkboard paint it would be
even more nifty -- you could play with those cute
alphabet magnets to spell a message
or make your own glass marble magnets!