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Chalkboard Scripture Art

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  I am about to make-over my chalkboard again and thought I’d post some of my previous boards. These were both Scripture passages that I needed to be reminded of and store up in my heart at that time…and still today!

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 ESV

Mommy & Me Class: {easy, DIY} Ice cream & Chalkboards

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So we had our last Mommy & Me class of the semester, and it was kind of sad and sweet and nostalgic…even though we’ve only been together for 3 months, we had such a fun, faithful group!

For our grand finale, we made chalkboard trays that are also magnetic, and we made homemade ice cream in plastic bags – so cool!

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CRAFT/ACTIVITY #1: DIY lightweight, magnetic chalkboards!

I bought these metallic trays in the party goods section of dollar tree – just a buck!

Then, we used chalkboard paint (can be bought at craft stores, home improvement stores, or even walmart) to paint 2 or 3 coats.

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Since these are metallic trays, they are also great for magnet play, as well as coloring with chalk…how about tracing shape or letter magnets with chalk?! If you can’t find these one dollar trays, just use an old cookie sheet to paint with chalkboard paint. Since it’s a rimmed sheet, these are great for playing in the car, with some chalk or just some fun magnets – or paint on a little person and get a set of magnetic clothes.

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CRAFT/ACTIVITY #2: Homemade ice cream in a plastic bag

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Supplies:

  1. 1/2 cup milk (we used whole)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  3. 1 Tablespoon sugar
  4. 4 cups crushed (or cubed) ice
  5. 4 Tablespoons salt
  6. 2 quart sized (or larger) Zip-loc bags
  7. 1 gallon size Zip-loc freezer bag (optional, duct tape for sealing)
  8. a hand towel or gloves to keep fingers from freezing as well!

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Put the first three ingredients into one of the smaller bags, then put that bag into the other smaller bag to keep anything from leaking out! These are easy, safe ingredients to let little fingers pour into the bag…or you can do this step ahead of time.

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Now, place the small bag of ice cream ingredients into the gallon-sized bag, then fill with the ice and sprinkle in the salt.

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Here’s what you’ve got:

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Now, for the fun part – your kiddo will get a kick out of shaking and massaging the ice around the inner bag. This is coooold though, so get out some winter gloves or hand towel. Five to eight minutes is adequate time for the mixture to freeze into ice cream – of the soft-serve varitety. 🙂

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For an extra treat, add in some mixins at the end, such as crushed oreos or sprinkles, before eating.

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No special equipment necessary!

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Painting Little side table for Chalk Play!

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I had an old end table that I have been saving for a rainy day…for probably 10 years. Finally, I got around to painting it because I was struck with inspiration from my chalk paint to use it as a toddler “art” table.

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1. First, I quickly painted the whole thing with Anne Sloan’s chalk paint (diluted with 10% water), just one coat.

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2. After letting that dry, I made a square with painter’s tape along the edges of the table top.

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3. Then, I painted the interior of the square with chalkboard paint (can be bought at Walmart or any paint supply store). I followed the can’s directions to apply 2 or 3 coats, depending on how thick you paint, and let that dry for at least 24 hours before usage.

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Pen Elaine had fun with this novel idea to color on the table itself…just make sure you only have chalk available or you will end up cleaning up crayon!

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Fall Chalkboard Message

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I finally switched up my chalkboard for October, but since it took me so long, it’s more for Thanksgiving…

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I wanted to use an old hymn about thankfulness, and this is what struck me the most. Now, not only do I have this song in my head around every time I’m in the kitchen, all the amazing things God has done for me are brought to my mind. Right now, it’s answered prayers, Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross to give us forgiveness, hope, and peace, my children, my husband, friends and family, health, and small, everyday moments to treasure.