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Chalkboard Crayon Caddy

Americana® Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard Crayon Caddy
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Chalkboard Crayon Caddy

designed by PLA Schneider

Round up and label crayons with this clever work station/storage caddy.

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Learn more about Americana® Chalkboard Paint.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Iris (DA531)
  • Leprechaun (DA519)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Pumpkin Patch (DA511)
  • School Bus (DA515)
  • True Blue (DA528)

Chalkboard Products

  • Black Americana® Chalkboard Paint (DS90)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper
  • liner brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • craft sticks (6 - one for each color)
  • handsaw
  • white pencil
  • E6000 Glue
  • wooden balls (4 for legs; optional)
  • divided box (Crates and Pallet)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint three sides (one long side and two ends) plus the inside of the divided box in Black Tie. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the other long side (front) in Black Chalkboard Paint, applying one coat horizontally and one coat vertically.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Trace the boy and girl pattern onto the edges of the front with a white pencil. (Refer to photo for placement.) Use a #8 round brush to paint the boy and the girl in Cotton Ball.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use the handsaw to cut six craft sticks 3" long. Use sandpaper to smooth out one end and to make a point on the other end.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #8 round brush to paint the "crayons", one in each of the following colors: Lipstick, Pumpkin Patch, School Bus, Leprechaun, True Blue, and Iris. Trace and transfer the crayon pattern and, using a liner brush, add details in Black Tie. Using a liner brush, add the color names in Cotton Ball. (Free-hand in "kid" style.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use E6000 Glue to adhere the crayons in place. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Optional: Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint four wooden balls in Cotton Ball. Use E6000 Glue to adhere in place. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 5 Example