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.”
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.
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.
Our Supply List:
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.
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
- Create or print art for the three frames
- Hang chalkboard, art display strip and frames