Looking for the ultimate way to keep your kids occupied and use their artistic talents at the same time? Here’s the solution – an all-in-one outdoor art set-up you can make, then hang from your back fence. Totally cool, huh! Just paint a sheet of CD plywood in outdoor chalkboard paint, frame it in brightly coloured moulding and add a bottom shelf with cup holders for chalk, pencils and paintbrushes. Hang a roll of paper for drawing and painting, too, and you’re all set for a bit of good old-fashioned fun!
The kids can scribble away on their very own chalkboard, in a contained and easy-to-clean area. The addition of a removable paper roll means they can paint, or draw with coloured pencils, too! And that hanging line? The perfect space for pegging up artwork to dry, plus it makes for an adorable backyard gallery of the kids’ art.
The mail has arrived! Attach a letterbox to the fence nearby so the kids can practise their letter writing, learn all about the post and have loads of fun, too!
For the (little) green thumbs, hang a planted pot of colour nearby at a height your kids can reach. That way they can look after a plant all of their own!
Teach your kids how to draw basic shapes such as circles, hearts, stars and houses, using stencils made from 12mm CD plywood. Attach plastic handles so they’re easy to hold and trace around.