With super easy IKEA hacks for less than $15, we created a DIY playroom chalkboard table and a wall in just 10 minutes. Well worth to try it out. Especially if you don’t have much time and are looking for smart playroom ideas on a budget.
All we can say is that these easy DIY blackboard ideas for kids are great. Not only as a way to prevent your toddler’s scribbling on your walls in the rest of the house. Above all, they offer a perfect creative outlet for little artists and early learners. And of course, they are perfect for your toddler to practice their fine motor skills.
See it for yourself. We invited our 2-year-old to help out. DIY projects are certainly a great way for toddlers to practice their fine motor, language and early math skills such as measurement and estimation. It takes for sure a little bit longer than doing it alone. Nevertheless it’s so much more fun. Also, involving your little one in such projects is a great way to show your love and appreciation to them.
Easy DIY Chalkboard Table & Wall for your playroom on a budget.
- IKEA LACK side table $9
- Self-adhesive Chalkboard Wall Sticker/ Wallpaper/ Decal $6
- Any wall in your playroom/ hallway
- Clean and dry the surface of the side table.
- Determine what surface of the table you want to cover. You can make a circle, square or whatever shape you like. We've used the simplest one - square.
- Use the gridline on the back of the chalkboard wallpaper to cut out the shape you chose.
- Peel slowly one side of the cutout chalkboard wallpaper and place where you want to have it on the table.
- Stick the cutout to the surface slowly and use your hands or a credit card to apply it smoothly without air bubbles.
- This goes best like that: Flatten the chalkboard cutout with a credit card or your hands all the way to the edge to force the air bubbles out. When the bubbles reach the edge of the cutout, slightly lift up the side of the chalkboard cutout for the air to be released. Continue pressing the chalkboard sticker until the bubbles are gone.
- That's it!
- Apply the same practice at any of your desired walls.
Our little one loves his chalkboard table and wall. We use it for learning and playing. It’s super easy to trace letters, shapes or numbers. Also, you can use it for creative activities or even for board games.