I recently created some first day of school chalkboard signs for Pre-K through 5th grade and shared them as a FREEBIE:
However, I wanted more than just a piece of paper for the kids to hold up...and I wanted something I could use for several years!
I bought a piece of bevel-edged wood from the craft department at Walmart
I spray painted only the edges black. I trimmed the white edges off the printed sign so only chalkboard would show.
Then I Mod Podged the sign onto the "chalkboard."
I went over it with a few more layers of Mod Podge.
And, VOILA! My students have an adorable "chalkboard" to hold up for first day pictures!
Wanna grab those signs to use in your own classroom? You can grab them here: