Chalkboard Peter Pan Mural





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To make this wall, you will want to purchase the Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint and consider the Inspired by Craft Liquid Chalk Markers. I didn't have these markers when I did this project but I have them now and it would make the project a lot easier to trace and create. ( click the links to be directed to amazon with the product description and pricing.  These are affiliate ads that do help to support me and the blog). 

chalkboard mural

This is my favorite part of my little guy's nursery. I am no professional artist and it shows but I love the colors and the way it turned out.


To make this, you will need:

  • chalk (I bought crayola kids chalk but you could use more professional)
  • paper towels
  • a little bit of water
  • drop cloth to cover the floor

optional:

  • projector
  • image in silhouette form or plastic projector sheet




1. simply choose what you will paint, or draw and how you wish to do it. I used a projector for most of it and then colored around the images to make my own design. This is the easiest option but you do have to have access to a projector and image. I found my projector at a thrift store for $10 (be sure to check and make sure it's working before buying because it can be hard to find parts if it isn't). If you are an artist, you could just free hand your mural.

2. if using a projector set up the projector and figure out the size of your picture so that it fits on the wall. I didn't get a plastic projector sheet of the image but instead I got silhouettes cut out on my cricut and I traced those onto the wall and then filled them in the way I thought they should look.

3. I used a bit of water mixed with chalk and I sometimes painted it on with my fingers to make it look more uniform. It took a lot of chalk and patience but eventually turned out the way I wanted it. The good thing is, if it looks terrible, wipe it down with a wet rag and start over.

4. The paper towels were to blend everything in. I used them a lot and you will need to cover the floor with a drop cloth. This is a messy project.


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