This is such a fun diy project with a useful outcome. I made this DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Lap Desk for my kids for just a couple dollars. They are super useful for doing homework or coloring on the go! Even great for those darn ABC magnets that end up all over my fridge.
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I grabbed this set of 2 cookie pans at Dollar General for $4. You could use old pans you already have used. Or even find some really cheap at the thrift store. I chose new pans because I wanted them to have a really smooth surface. You can also sand down the old dirty pans, but I was lazy. 😉
I took the pans outside and gave them a good once over with the chalkboard paint...both sides. Then let them dry really well. PS: Make sure you have steel pans. Aluminum pans may not be magnetic.
When I brought them in I hot glued some ribbon to the side for handles. Apparently, this was the best idea ever! At least according to my 7-year-old.
That is it. It was just that simple. The kids now have a place to practice their spelling with chalk or magnetic letters.
They also provide a great surface for coloring or homework on the go. I love the edge on the pan because it prevents pencils and crayons from rolling all over the place.
I am telling you. As simple as this craft is...it is one of the most useful I have made in a while. My kids have already decided that I can hot glue a small travel pillow to the bottom to make them more squishy too. In case you wanted another way to make this Magnetic Chalkboard Lap Desk a little fancier! 😉