Here you can see all the materials you need at a glance. Chalkboards come in a variety of shapes, but for this idea we chose square boards. For the design, we used edding 4085 chalk markers by Securit in a selection of vibrant colours.
Before you start your design, you need to activate the edding chalk marker as follows: shake the marker vigorously with the cap still on, then remove the cap, place the nib on a piece of absorbent paper and carefully pump the marker up and down a few times until ink appears in the nib. Now you’re ready to get drawing. Do the same with the other colours as you go along. And after use, always replace the cap securely and store the marker horizontally.
Starting with the chalk marker in the colour raspberry, draw two horizontal lines across each board to create three sections – one for each day of the week overall.
Next, in neon orange or another preferred colour, write down the days of the week in the top left-hand corner of each section. If your design doesn’t work out first time, or you want to make changes, simply wipe it off with a damp cloth and start again. You can use different colours to make your design easier to follow. For example, you could use one colour for sports events and different ones for a video conferences or a doctor’s appointment.
When you’re designing, let your imagination run free. You can also jazz up your chalkboards by adding short, motivational quotes to inspire you.
Products and materials
- 3 or 4 square chalkboards (e.g. by Securit, includes mounting kit)
- A piece of scrap paper for activating the marker
- A damp cloth for wiping off mistakes, if needed
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