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Kaper Chart – Girl Scout Activity Assignments

I was asked to make our Daisy Troop a kaper chart (assignment board) for our meetings.  I love a good project so I accepted the challenge.

The girls have been learning how to take care of their planet and recycle so what better way to make something for the troop than up cycle something old?  I needed to use something portable and changeable since I am sure that a lot of the assignments will change as the year goes on.

I happened to have some baking sheets that I should have thrown out long ago so that was my something old.

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Project List:

  • Baking Sheet
  • Spray Paint
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Large Plastic Buttons
  • Painters Tape
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Chalkboard Markers
  • Scissors
  • Magnet Tape
  • Back of a picture frame
  • Super glue

The first thing I did was spray paint the baking sheet with a bright color.  I used Valspar Tropical Rainforest.

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After letting the spray painted pan sit overnight, I then taped up the sides with painters tape and painted the bottom of the pan with chalkboard paint.

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While the pan was drying I started working on my magnets.  I had some colorful large buttons that I bought for a rainy day project that were perfect for this.  I put painters tape in the middle of the buttons to cover the holes and painted with acrylic paint.  Then I wrote the girl’s names on a piece of paper and glued to the buttons.

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Next I put a piece of magnet “tape” on the back of each button.

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Next I needed to figure out how to get my kaper chart to stand and still be portable.  I grabbed the back of a picture frame and took out all of the metal pieces and spray painted it

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I am sure that I could have filled the holes and painted again to make it look cleaner but I was in a hurry to put it together.  I super glued the frame to the back of my chart

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I used my chalkboard markers to write the activities and added my magnets and was finished!!

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The chalkboard markers are erasable so the assignments can be updated as the girls grow.  The chart is portable and can be propped up anywhere.  I am thinking about making another one for my kids chores…….

Chalkboard Night Stand

My mom  picked up an awesome side table for me at the Thrift Shop for $10 a few weeks back.  I figured the long Labor Day weekend was the perfect time to conduct a makeover.

Well here is the not yet so fabulous $10 table………..

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I LOVE the sea foam green color that I used for my daughter’s chalkboard dresser and the black chalkboard paint really has great contrast against its brightness. I just so happened to have 2 cans of spray paint that were similar to that color so this was the perfect opportunity to use them and I always have chalkboard paint on hand (I love chalkboard paint like I love Lego base plates)

My project list:

  • Table in need of love
  • Spray Paint
  • Sassy New Knobs
  • Chalkboard paint
  • De-glosser
  • Sponge
  • Painters tape
  • Newspaper
  • Paint Brush

First I wiped down the table and used de-glosser to take off some of the finish.  Took out the drawer and tossed the knobs. Then it was time for painting.  I taped off the top of the table with painters tape and newspaper and taped off the drawer (so I was only painting the face of it).  I spray painted both the drawer and table…..took about one can of paint and about 3 coats.  I took off the tape and let the table sit for 2 nights.

After letting the table sit I taped off the part I painted prior and then spread my chalkboard paint on the top section it took about 2 coats.

After letting it sit again for a few hours I added my sassy new knobs……..

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I love these knobs!!  They remind me of old school soda fountain stools…..I know random, but they do!!

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So then the issue was what in the world am I going to do with another table.  Well just so happens that we needed a new nightstand so it worked out.

And bonus!!  Now I can write reminders for myself or the husband……or just a morning message.

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Thanks for visiting!!

More makeovers to come………