The problem is what to do with all the masterpieces?! I feel bad just tossing them in the trash! But let's be honest! There are only so many scribble sheets a Mama can keep!
So I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew I had to try it! It's so simple! Go buy (or use one you already have) a clipboard (or 4 if you're me!). I got the wood looking ones...you know, not the plastic ones! Plastic might work too but I thought the wood (or whatever it is) would work better! I got my clipboards for $1.99 at Target! Also buy a foamy brush and some chalkboard paint like this:
I bought my chalkboard paint at Hobby Lobby. It was $3.99 I think and I used my 40% off coupon on it! Cheap!! Then, spread something paintable on your surface. I used a Target bag. That's right, classy!! Then paint your clipboard. How easy is that? I just painted the front of the clipboard, I left the sides and back their pretty brown color.
Oh and I almost forgot!! Buy some pretty ribbon or fabric that matches the decor in your house! I bought an 1/8 of a yard of damask-y fabric and cut it into four strips. It adds a little pretty, see?
Now tell your kids to color to their heart's content! Each one has a clipboard, that doubles as a chalkboard, to hang their masterpieces from! My oldest love drew a picture of our family. An artist in the making:
You can also leave little notes on them! How fun is that?