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"Road to Learning" School Bus Chalkboard

Americana® Chalkboard Paint

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"Road to Learning" School Bus Chalkboard

designed by PLA Schneider

Create a cute and functional school bus chalkboard, a gift any teacher would love.

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Learn more about Americana® Chalkboard Paint.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Leprechaun (DA519)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • School Bus (DA515)
  • Steel Grey (DA538)

Chalkboard Products

  • Black Americana® Chalkboard Paint (DS90)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • liner brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • craft glue
  • white pencil
  • red and white gingham ribbon
  • school themed scrapbook paper
  • 12" x 7-1/2" sign (Say Hello)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using 3/4 flat brush coat surface with chalk board paint - One coat vertically and one coat horizontally
    Step 0 Example
  2. Trace pattern onto surface with a white pencil.
  3. Using #8 round brush paint the grass Leprechaun and while still wet, double load the brush with Leprechaun and Cottonball and add grass accents with horizontal strokes. Paint the road using #8 round brush with Steel Grey (Optional - add just a bit of chalkboard paint to make it darker. Using #8 round brush add dotted lines in the middle of the road.
  4. Using #8 round brush paint bus in Cottonball.
  5. Using #8 brush paint over the bus, in School Bus.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using #8 round brush add details to bus (refer to photo) in Grey Steel, Lipstick, Cotton ball and chalkboard paint.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Print words in caps onto scrapbook paper "THE ROAD TO LEARNING STARTS HERE" Cut out and decoupage in place using 3/4 flat brush.
  8. Cut ribbon approx 16 inches long, and glue to the back side.
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