We were completely out of baby wipes and while rushing through Walmart these shiny hearts caught my eye. I grabbed them and stood there turning them over in my hand until I knew exactly what Valentines Day craft I was going to make with them! Simple Valentines day themed chalkboards. My kids love chalkboards and I love anything that inspires them to draw and write. The pack of 3 Wilton cake platers cost me $3.95 , the ribbon cost a buck and this chalkboard paint has been in my garage for years. Gather your materials. You will need the cardboard hearts , scissors, chalkboard paint, a brush, something to protect your floor/ table, something to make a hole in the cardboard with ( I used a Robertson head screwdriver and a hammer but I bet a pen would work) , ribbon and chalk. Start by painting your hearts. I painted one on the shiny side and one on the plain cardboard side. I wasnt sure if the paint would adhere to the shiny surface. I am telling you Benjamin Moore really is rad paint. After they were dry you couldnt tell a difference at all. Let dry. Thread the ribbon through. I decided to do two different styles . You will probably want the ribbon to be wired just because it makes threading it through the hole a breeze. Time to write ! I tested it out first to make sure it would erase well. It did. Then let my little ones go for it. My son was initially unhappy that the ribbon was pink but as I went off in search of a different color he called me back saying it was OK. Perhaps the anti pink phase is weaning? One can hope. After they decorated it all I hung them up in our hall way to add to our Valentines Day decor. I think these would be fun gifts for your kids on Valentines Day too or you could make these Monogrammed Hearts I created for Melissa & Dougs blog last week. Books About Love Check out our recent round up of great picture books. This list is all about love in all different forms. Read all 14 book reviews here. The post Easy Valentines Day Chalkboards appeared first on No Time For Flash Cards.