This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
I’m in love with Elmer’s Foam Chalk Board – like it’s one of my favorite things to craft with right now! It’s so lightweight, and pre-chalkboarded, and I just love it. Today I want to show you how I used it to make a fun outdoor game – think Backyard Party Awesomeness… Foam Chalkboard Word Search:
So fun, right?! The chalk foam boards come in a pack of 2, so I used one for the board and one to list all the words to find. You’ll also need several sticker packs for this project.
I was inspired by the post over at Infarrantly Creative, so head over there for specific instructions. I mixed it up in a couple of ways, First, I used the foam board instead of a heavy chalkboard, which means you can easily hang it temporarily outdoors anywhere and that kiddos can carry it around. Secondly, I used a mixed set of letters, so there are some uppercase and some lowercase, etc. It’s a shiny gold sticker, which made it tricky to photograph.
To figure out the actual wordsearch, I just searched online for a free wordsearch generator and used that. I simply plugged in the words I wanted (I went with a family summer fun theme – things we’re doing this summer, the kiddos names, etc) and then used that page as a template as I duplicated it in large scale.
Making it was actually a fun project in itself. I had help(?!) from the kids – I would tell them which letter was coming up, and they would find it on the sticker sheets and hand it to me – it was a fun way to involve them.
And of course there’s the fun of actually doing the Word Search – - it was meant for fun backyard fun, but of course it was raining! So we moved it inside:
Family fun, oh yeah!
So grab yourself some foam chalk boards, and get started!!
If you are looking for other projects with the Chalk Foam Board, check out my Face-in-the-Hole craft – - still one of my favorites!