With a tin of blackboard paint ordered off eBay and some ply offcuts left over from a few jobs, I decided to make some blackboards for the children to play with outside.
|Playing with the blackboards|
I've been planning on doing this for some time but the other day I had a brainwave about doing a blackboard in the shape of a little girl. So on a sunny afternoon I set about making them.
|Helping me draw the outline|
Dead simple to make, just draw an outline on some 3/4" ply and cut it out with the jig saw.
|Cutting the shape|
I then sanded off any rough edges and gave both sides two coats of blackboard paint.
|Applying the paint|
|She seems to love it!|
I made three blackboards, one large square one and the little girl one for my girls to play with and a small square one to have as a "to do" list in the garden (to be filled with jobs that will never get done!).
For an £8 tin of paint and some ply off cuts it's a cheap way to keep the children entertained and make sure they're enjoying our outside space even more.
Anyone else have any other ideas of cheap things to build children to play with outside?