"Road to Learning" School Bus Chalkboard

"Road to Learning" School Bus Chalkboard

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 29th 2014

Create a cute and functional school bus chalkboard, a gift any teacher would love.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • liner brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #8 round brush
    • craft glue
    • white pencil
    • red and white gingham ribbon
    • school themed scrapbook paper
    • 12" x 7-1/2" sign



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Using 3/4 flat brush coat surface with chalk board paint - One coat vertically and one coat horizontally
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Trace pattern onto surface with a white pencil.
    4. Using #8 round brush paint the grass Leprechaun and while still wet, double load the brush with Leprechaun and Cottonball and add grass accents with horizontal strokes. Paint the road using #8 round brush with Steel Grey (Optional - add just a bit of chalkboard paint to make it darker. Using #8 round brush add dotted lines in the middle of the road.
    5. Using #8 round brush paint bus in Cottonball.
    6. Using #8 brush paint over the bus, in School Bus.
    7. Instruction #5
    8. Using #8 round brush add details to bus (refer to photo) in Grey Steel, Lipstick, Cotton ball and chalkboard paint.
    9. Instruction #6
    10. Print words in caps onto scrapbook paper "THE ROAD TO LEARNING STARTS HERE" Cut out and decoupage in place using 3/4 flat brush.
    11. Cut ribbon approx 16 inches long, and glue to the back side.


    School Bus Chalkboard Pattern