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Kids Back to School Calendar

Americana® Acrylics

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Kids Back to School Calendar

designed by Mandy Gumbs

Organize your school year with a chalkboard calendar using Americana neon paint!

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Electric Blue (Neon) (DHS6)
  • Fiery Red (Neon) (DHS4)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Scorching Yellow (Neon) (DHS1)
  • Sizzling Pink (Neon) (DHS3)
  • Thermal Green (Neon) (DHS5)
  • Torrid Orange (Neon) (DHS2)

Chalkboard Products

  • Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating (DS107)

Other supplies

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Follow instructions on Clear Chalkboard coating, applying horizontally and vertically. Once Clear Chalkboard Coating is applied, rub entire surface with plain white chalk and wipe off with paper towel.

  1. Place wooden tags on the wooden pallet to see what the best placement is. Measure how far in on sides you want the tags to begin and end.
  2. Apply Americana Acrylics Electric Blue, Thermal Green, Torrid Orange, Fiery Red and Sizzling Pink to your pallet slats. Each color will need three to four coats to get a true vibrant neon color!
  3. Apply Americana Acrylic Lamp Black to each wooden tag. Once dry apply Americana Clear Chalkboard to each tag and on each slat of the pallet.
  4. Measure and hammer in small nails into your pallet for tags to hang on.
  5. Take chalk and lay flat on surfaces and cover completely. Use paper towels to wipe off.
  6. Using bistro chalk markers, add your month to the top and dates to your tags. Add fun extra wooden embellishments for activities during the week. This is a sure way to keep your children on track and excited to kick off the school year!