Along with the Homemade Doodle Pads and the Peppermint Christmas Clay, I made some chalkboard travel trays for my cousin's daughters. These girls spend A LOT of time in the car, so I know it'll be fun to have something to keep in their laps and keep them entertained.
Here's the thing though....it took me 6 cookie sheets and 2 cans of Chalkboard Spray Paint to finally get it right. Why? Because I wasn't using non-stick cookie sheets...which by the way, are NOT easy to find! After I realized it, I searched for some everywhere....and finally found them at Kroger. Whew! I was so determined to do these, and I was so relieved when they were done and the paint wasn't chipping off!
So, it is really simple. All you need is:
*Metal cookie sheets that AREN'T non stick .
*Chalkboard spray paint (I found mine at Home Depot. It's Rustoleum brand, and was with the rest of the spray paints)
2. After 24 hours, flip them over and spray paint the back. Allow this to dry for a few hours, then apply a second coat.
3. Let them dry thoroughly-24 hours or so.
I added some magnets I made with ModPodge, scrapbook paper, and clear glass gems.
*Small sponge brush
*Clear or light colored glass gems (I found these in the candle section of the craft store)
1. Cut circles out of scrapbook paper the size of the glass gem.
2. Apply a small amount of mod podge to the back of the glass gem-this was the flat side of the gem.
3. Lay the circle of scrapbook paper PATTERN SIDE down on the mod podge. Allow it to dry a bit and then brush a thin layer of the the piece of paper.
4. After the mod podge has dried, apply a small amount of hot glue to the paper side of the gem and glue the magnet to it.