DIY Reusable Chalkboard Sign for First and Last Days of School

INSIDE: How to make a reusable chalkboard sign for the first and last days of school.

Make a DIY reusable chalkboard for first day and last day of school | Dazzle While Frazzled.comHow do you mark the first day of a whole new school year? Or the last day of school before everyone is home…all day for the next two months?!

The morning I sent my little girl off to kindergarten, I cut up a waffle in the shape of a K. One year gone too quickly, I found myself shaping a waffle into a 1. Before I knew it, I was doing my best to form a 2 out of a frozen waffle. (Apparently, having a number shaped waffle has become our First Day of School tradition.)


The school bound child is then told to pose with a DIY reusable chalkboard sign. They balk but I convince them someday their children will want to see these photos. Eye roll. Sigh. Smile. Ten months later, I make them repeat this school milestone photo session on their Last Day of School.

Here’s how to make your own chalkboard school sign to make your own kids pose, smile…and balk at a motherly requests!

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DIY Reusable Chalkboard Sign for School

The first day of school is both exciting and emotional. You have great goals of leaving the house intact and on time; lunches packed the night before; no drama over clothes in the morning; homework done in advance.

Fast forward a few “frazzled” months later, the last day is met with exhaustion and many of your goals abandoned back around October!

But at least you’ll have some cute photos of your baby as you bookend their academic journey!

Supplies:
Chalkboard
Wooden rulers
– Scrapbook paper
– Craft glue or hot glue gun

first day and last day school chalkboard

Step #1:
Outline chalkboard with the wooden rulers. Secure them with glue.

Step #2:
Cut out, or free hand, iconic school symbols. OR, download these FREE graphics!
Make a DIY reusable chalkboard for first day and last day of school | Dazzle While Frazzled.comStep #3:
Glue and arrange the symbols onto the four corners of the chalkboard.

Step #4:
Write your First Day or Last Day message on the board and have your child smile pretty!
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What school start and end traditions do you have in your family? Let me know in the comments.
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17 thoughts on “DIY Reusable Chalkboard Sign for First and Last Days of School

  1. Shelbee on the Edge says:

    Super cute idea! We have been doing chalk on the driveway for the first and last days of school! I copied that idea from a friend on Facebook. And I like the way the photos turn out, I just need to get more on top of it so I am not scrambling with chalk designs 2 minutes before it is time to leave for school! Hahaha. I, too, am a frazzled mom!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  2. Leslie says:

    Such a fun craft. I really love the way you added the rulers. Just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup and for sharing your project with the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop!

  3. Sandra L Garth says:

    Oh, how I wish this cute first day of school signs would have been around when my kids were little. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

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