a wooden sign
a sponge tip brush
To start: I taped off the area of the sign I wanted to paint. Then I applied 1 even coat of chalkboard paint.
Then I activated my chalkboard markers by pressing in the tip several times and free handed the letters. Underneath I drew the menorah. I tried to draw flames, but the slats got in the way so I just repainted over them with a small brush. Many chalkboard markers are permanent, so if you make a mistake you have to paint over it. This morning I told Ben that Hanukkah is coming up and we drew the number of nights on together. I told him the number in Hebrew and English. He has been learning how to count in both languages. We also talked about how 10 and 9 make 19. He liked drawing with the chalk on the sign.