One thing that young children truly enjoy is being creative. Most of them enjoy writing on whatever they can get their hands on. Unfortunately parents are usually the ones who have to deal with their kids writing on the furniture, floors, and walls all over the home. If however you find a place where kids can write, and be creative you can curb some of that behavior. One fun project that kids really seem to enjoy is chalk boards. They love being able to write over and over again, and then erase and start new. So why not create a chalk board table just for your kids. Creating a chalk board table is really very easy to do. You just need to follow some very basic instructions which are listed below.
The first thing you will need is a small wooden table. If you do not have one, try visiting your local garage sales, or thrift stores. You should have no problem finding a nice wooden table. Even if the table needs a bit of sanding down you can easily fix it up. A used kitchen table, or coffee table often works well for this type of project.
Next you will need to purchase some chalk board paint. You can find this type of paint at a variety of stores. Try simply typing it into the Google search, and you should have no problem finding the chalk board paint. Once you have the paint you can get started on creating your table. Simply sand down the table, and then you can start painting. Allow the paint to dry, and your children are just about ready to start drawing, and creating some great looking pictures.
First you will need to find out where you want to store the chalk board supplies. A small plastic box will work well to hold your supplies. You can find these types of boxes at your local Wal-Mart store in the arts, and craft section. Last but certainly not least you will want to take the time, and set some ground rules for your chalk board table. Let the kids know that they are only allowed to write on this one particular table, and not on any other table. The table is a great way for children to be creative when you are busy doing something else. Remember that making this table can really be a lot of fun for everyone. The best part is that you will have a table that is tailor made just for your kids.