Chalkboard Paint Projects to Get Kids Outside

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Not long ago I had a mini baby shower for a friend and made up these little favors for the gals to take home. Tub tea!

Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea Recipe with healing essential oils

These herbal bath teas are packed with herbs, salts, and other skin soothing treats to steep the most luxurious bath. It?s the perfect way to warm up and relax in cold winter months and when you are done, there is no messy clean up or herbs to pick out of the drain.

Box of bath teas


  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 2 heaping tablespoons dried lavender
  • 15-20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • StaplerLavender Oatmeal Bath Mix

Mix the Epsom salts, dried lavender, and essential oils in a large bowl then add in the powdered milk. The oatmeal should be ground in a food processor or blender to get a coarse power before adding it to the bowl as well. Mix well and you are ready to fill your tea bags.

Bath Tea Bags in a gift box

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Please welcome guest blogger and author, Stacy Tornio, who will be sharing some chalkboard paint projects you can do outside with kids. Stacy is the co-author of the book, . Take it away Stacy!

Chalkboard Paint Projects to Get Kids Outside

chalkboard paint project ideas to get kids outside and in the garden

Anytime we can get kids outside is a good thing, right? We think so! Whether they?re gardening, playing games or exploring the backyard, we want kids to put down the electronics and spend more artificial lawn_2467 time in the great outdoors. One way to do this is by encouraging kids to take arts and crafts outside! And this is where chalkboard paint can be a lot of fun.

Stephanie recently had a great project on . To add to that, we wanted to give you a few more ideas for using chalkboard paint outside with kids. Remember that the rain could wash the chalk off, but don?t worry. You can decorate your items again and again! Here are 5 ideas!

  1. Make chalkboard stepping stones. You can use the bottom (saucer) of flower pots for this. Just paint, sink it into the ground and write a message. (The sinking in the ground part is important so the saucer doesn?t break if you do step on it.)chalkboard stepping stones
  2. Turn part of a shed into a chalkboard. This works best on the inside of wooden shed. Choose a wall to create a big chalkboard. Then you can keep track of gardening tasks or plant progress right there.
  3. Create chalkboard markers. Find large sticks and paint them with chalkboard paint. They might not be the best plant marker because rain might wash them off, but they?re a lot of fun for writing messages.
  4. Make a chalkboard stump. Take a stump and paint either all or part of it in chalkboard paint. You can have a lot of fun by decorating it with different colors of chalk or turning it into a throne!
  5. Create a chalkboard birdhouse. Take a birdhouse you already have or pick one up at the garden center and paint it. You can write fun messages to welcome the birds!

Don?t forget to pick up a copy of Stacy?s book, .

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