Perfect for a wide range of ages, this DIY chalkboard puzzle is a great craft and art project rolled into one! Make your own with just a few simple supplies.


  • chalkboard paint
  • paintbrush
  • 4 small canvases
  • A small container (for the paint)
  • chalk or chalk markers


    1. chalkboard-longCover a work surface area and set out the four small canvases. Distribute some chalkboard paint in a small container and begin painting the canvases. You will need a few coats of paint to completely cover the canvases.

    2. Once your canvases are covered with layers of paint, set them aside to dry.

    3. Once the canvases are dry, push them together and use your chalk to doodle a fun design. Split the pieces apart after you have finished drawing then put them back together.

    4. Use a damp cloth to wipe your chalkboard canvases clean, then draw another design. Repeat, wiping the canvases clean and drawing a new design for your puzzle as many times as you wish!

    To make your own chalk, click HERE. Enjoy!

Caroline Gravino Urdaneta, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children. She writes about project ideas for the whole family and how to encourage creativity in kids on the popular blog, Salsa Pie and shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube Channel. Subscribe HERE.

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