I’ve always loved taking pictures of my kids on the first day of school with a sign that says what year they’re going into – but normally I scrawl it onto a piece of paper really quickly - – there’s a look back at the end of this post….
But with all the cute chalkboard crafts lately, I wanted to make one as a photo prop. And I thought it’d work great for first day of school pictures. So here’s how to make a chalkboard sign:
First, grab a scrap hunk of wood. Cut a piece of out it – yes, I did this myself! I just used a handsaw thing.
Then glue it (I used super glue) to the back of a flat piece of wood. Hold for a minute until the glue dries. See how the cut-out is going to make a handle for holding the sign – -
Then I sprayed the front with 2 coats of Chalkboard Spraypaint. After waiting a day, rub the whole thing with a piece of chalk to “prime it”. Then you’re good to go.
DISCLAIMER – - these are obviously posed shots – first off, our school doesn’t start til Wednesday. Secondly, that’s my preschooler - the first grader was playing at a friend’s house so I needed a fill-in model.
You’ve got several photo options – - standing:
Or feet and backpack only, for that “artsy” shot:
So, go make yourself a sign!! It’s so much cuter than my past ones – - wanna see them??
For another fun tip on back-to-school pictures, stay tuned later today…..