Yep, I went there!
I went a little wacky and cool with this back-to-school craft idea! Good thing my tween’s style is wacky and cool too!
Earlier in the week, I showed you how I used a foam head and turned it into a one-of-a-kind cupcake centerpiece. Today, I’m showing you how I turned this foam head into a bulletin board and chalkboard desk accessory that you can also show off your school spirit with!
My daughter has one more week of summer left, and we are getting prepped again for homework, after school activities, and the usual craziness that going back to school can bring.
This crafty head now sits on her desk, decked out in her school colors, ready to go! And this little lady has a double personality—one side bulletin board and the other side chalkboard!
This is how I made this school spirit foam head:
You will need:
- Americana Chalkboard Paint
- Americana Multi-Surface Paint (color of choice to match your school colors – I used Lipstick Red)
- Foam head (normally these are for holding wigs)
- Wood circle plaque
- Chopstick and fat marker (like a Sharpie)
I first started by painting one half of my foam head with the multi-surface paint. I applied two coats and let it dry.
Then, I painted on the chalkboard paint being careful about creating a middle lined down the front and back of the head. With Americana chalkboard paint, you need to apply two coats in opposite directions of each other – one horizontal and one vertical.
While that was drying, I painted my wood plaque base with a metallic silver color.
After everything was dry, I attached my painted head onto the base using Styroglue, made especially for foam.
I finished off by making my chalk holder holes all along the top of the painted head. The foam head is pretty solid, so I used a chopstick first to puncture the surface, and then I used the bottom of a Sharpie marker to make it bigger and the perfect size to hold my chalk.
Now this funky desk accessory comes complete with a colored chalk mohawk for the chalkboard half and I used geometric push pins on the bulletin board side.
Now, that’s making a statement!
This little lady now sits on the edge of my daughter’s desk right to start the school year right!