First Day of School Sign

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

I still cannot believe that my daughter is starting Kindergarten this year.  I mean really I just had her yesterday right? At least that is what it feels like.  Well since this is a huge milestone in her life as well as ours you know we are going to celebrate with pictures and lots of them right.  So I thought we could make a cute first day of school sign for her to hold for some of the pictures.  And by using a chalkboard we can use it each year and then I can scrapbook all the pictures. 

I had originally planned to get a wooden plaque & chalkboard paint to make the sign when I found this cute mini wood chalkboard.  If you are not as lucky as I was, then you can use chalkboard paint to create the same thing.  This would also give you the chance to use different shapes if you like.  And no worries chalkboard paint is very easy to use and you can get it in almost any color you want. 

Once our sign was done, I had my daughter take a test picture.  And I did not cry at all!

Craft Supplies:


Paint the wood around your chalkboard with your yellow paint (if you are using a wood plaque & chalkboard paint, start by painting your chalkboard area with the chalkboard paint then paint around it in your yellow paint to create a border).


Once the paint dries, glue your Apple & School Bus onto the bottom corners of the chalkboard.

If your foam letters are stickers then just peal the backs and stick them on the top of your frame, if they are not stickers then use your glue to glue them on.

Now use your Chalk to write 1st Day on your board, or you can put Kindergarten or 1st Grade or well anything you want. The beauty of using chalkboard paint is you can change your mind and write something else later, and you can reuse the board next year or with your other kids.

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About Tracey

I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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