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Chalk-Art Valentines

Inspire their creativity with mini washable easels! Perfect as classroom valentines, when packaged with chalk and a clip-art tag this small gift says it all: "you color my world."

chalk coloring valentines varieties

Photography: Shanna Sullivan

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

When shopping for materials, consider the size of your miniature easels for amount of chalk needed. Here, a single wood easel measuring 3.5-by-2.5-by-0.2 inches neatly fits three sticks of chalk.

 

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of 28 Days of Valentines.

materials

  • Chalkboard paint (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Paint, $2.49 for 2 oz., michaels.com)

  • Rectangle wood shapes (Pictured: Rectangle Cedar Wood Shape by ArtMinds, $1.29 each, michaels.com)

  • Colored chalk

  • Foam brush

  • Paint palette

  • Scissors

  • Hole punch

  • Baker's twine

steps

  1. Paint wood board in 1-2 coats of chalkboard paint; set aside to let dry completely.

    chalk coloring valentines step1
  2. Print clip-art on white paper; cut out. Punch a hole in one corner of tag, and thread with twine. 

  3. Tie a few sticks of chalk to mini chalkboard easel, securing with twine.

    chalk coloring valentines drawing

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