Tuesday, June 29, 2010

4th of July treats for my kids

I got this great idea (and many many others) from greenbean's crafterole.  Seems so simple..some chalkboard paint, ribbon, staple gun & a glue gun.  Check, check, check and check.  The one greenbean made was for a dance recital..which is super clever & too sweet!  My chalkboards are for the 4th of July - so no tutu's :)

8x10 canvas (2/~$6.00 @ Wal Mart).  Found the chalkboard paint there too.

2 coats later & some festive ribbon

Making a chalkboard made me realize I'm gonna need some chalk too.  As luck would have it, I had bookmarked a post from  from glitter to gumdrops.
Christy gives a step-by-step how to make your own chalk.
I HAD to try it as soon as I finished reading her post!
I used plaster of paris, wilton gel colors (blue and red) and silicone star mold (on sale at Joann's).  They turned out just like Christy said they would - I love when that happens!

this is the 'drying' process - 
*Living in FL = hot and humid so it took longer than 24hrs...~48hrs for me

I recycled a plastic bag from some toys...and voila!!  
I've got a crafty, clever & inexpensive 4th of July goodie!

*check back tomorrow for a collection of 4th of July free printables*

check out Today's Creative Blog to see what's happening at Get Your Craft On 'Tuesday'

don't forget to head over to Craftaholics Anonymous 
to see the patriotic parade

check out even more Red, White & Blue goodies at somewhat simple

need even more red, white & blue?  Go to Centsational Girl and be inspired.


malia said...

really great ideas and i am with you on recycling those mesh bags... hate to toss them!

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

genius! I love the idea! how simple - and you could really do for any occasion, just switch up the chalk!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

Belly Feathers said...

Super cute! I love the presentation of the chalk in the mesh bags, too!

{ L } said...

Oh my goodness!! this is the cutest idea I've seen in a LONG time! I'm in love with it. Thank you for the fun pics.

Pam @ PartyStart.Me said...

Brilliant idea! I love this!!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Such great ideas! You are making me feel bad we didn't do our Fourth Of July playdate this year :) Still cleaning up from 2 parties 2 weekends in a row.

I know, right? I can't believe I had crazy party guest stuff happening. I even saw one of my no-response invitees at the skating rink when I dropped brother off for his friend's party later that day. So awkward for her, but good for her she beelined over with the quickness with apologies.

He & Me + 3 said...

That is AWESOME. Girl you are so creative and really crafty. I love that idea.

Kristen said...

What a cute idea! So simple and fun. Love it.

Randi said...

I love your star-shaped chalk ... what a cute idea!

Related Posts with Thumbnails