Make this first day of school chalkboard art, perfect for taking back to school pictures. Download this FREE cut file, to customize for any grade.
Take your “back to school” photos up a notch with this fun chalkboard.
It’s back to school time, which is a special time of year in our household. Last year, when the twins started all-day preschool, I took “back to school” photos with an antique desk that I inherited from my grandmother. It’s probably one of my most prized possessions, and I’m so excited to take pictures of the twins with it each year at this time.
Last year, we just used apples and a few books for props, but this year I decided to make a little chalkboard to add into the mix. It was so easy to make with my Cricut machine and some liquid chalk markers.
DIY First Day of School Chalkboard
Download the .png file to use with your Cricut or Silhouette, and you can make this chalkboard art in no time at all!
**Keep scrolling to a full video tutorial for this project**
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- stencil vinyl – you can also use removable adhesive-backed vinyl if that’s what you have in your stash
- weeding tool
- transfer vinyl
- Cricut or Silhouette machine
- chalk Markers – white, red, green, and brown
- small chalkboard
- First Day of School stencil file – click the “download” button below:
VIDEO Tutorial – Back to School Chalkboard Art
Watch the video below to see how to: 1) upload the stencil file, 2) cut in on your Cricut, and 3) make stencil chalkboard art with chalk markers.
Liquid chalk can be tricky to remove. Here’s my simple hack for erasing liquid chalk:
Don’t forget to PIN this project for later: