Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display

For several months our five year old talked about turning five and a half. When people would ask him how old he was his answer was always the same, “I’m five but not five and a half.” 

Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display, Gallery for Kid's Art by TrishSutton.com

I am not quite sure exactly what he thought that the five and a half year milestone would bring him but I can tell you what it brought me. Five and a half equated to pages and pages of colorful artwork. 

In the past couple months I have received piles of drawings, coloring book pages, paintings and masterpieces on construction paper. Our little guy has always enjoyed drawing, coloring and painting however now that he is five and a half he has taken that love to another level.

Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display, Gallery for Kid's Art by TrishSutton.com

The artwork displayed on the fireplace, refrigerator and freezer turned into stacks of colorful prints on my desk. And my nightstand. And our little guy’s bookshelf. 

Without discouraging our little artist’s expression on paper I needed to come up with a plan where I could downsize and rotate the display of his creativity. 

Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display

The landing place for the little guy’s art display is a wall in his bedroom. And having a magnetic chalkboard is a huge bonus for him. He loves creating art with chalk and using magnets to spell words. 

Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display, Gallery for Kid's Art by TrishSutton.com

Our Supply List:

Magnetic Chalkboard 
1″ by 1″ Board
Bulldog Clips 
Paint
Screws
Picture Frames
Magnetic Basket
Chalk & Eraser

Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display, Gallery for Kid's Art by TrishSutton.com

I was super excited to find the magnetic chalkboard at Target. Initially, I thought I would paint it but my husband talked me into keeping it white.

Target also had a small magnetic basket that is perfect for holding chalk and a chalkboard eraser. 

Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display, Gallery for Kid's Art by TrishSutton.com

If you would like to Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display like ours… 

  • Cut a 1 inch by 1 inch board the same length of the chalkboard
  • Paint the board and the tops of the screws to match
  • Screw bulldog clips into the board

Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display, Gallery for Kid's Art by TrishSutton.com

  • Create or print art for the three frames
  • Hang chalkboard, art display strip and frames

 

 
Then enjoy all of the masterpieces to come!

Magnetic Chalkboard Art Display, Gallery for Kid's Art by TrishSutton.com

 

Affiliate links included in this post: Chalkboard, Clips, Frames and Chalk/Eraser set.

 

About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating messes with her five year old, Trish can often be found watching ESPN whilst debating penalties and plays with her college aged son. Along with tea, Trish could live off of licorice and popcorn. Her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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