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Chalk It Up to Imagination

A year ago we painted half a wall in my son’s room with chalkboard paint. Let me tell you, at times it has been a lifesaver—especially during our long cold winters.

Photograph by Maria Manco

Most of the time he draws on his own, and his little sister likes to try too.

Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco

Other times I will draw different things that he is into at the moment. The Polar Express was a huge hit last winter, so I drew a train and he started singing Christmas songs.

Photograph by Maria Manco

Or I trace some of his toys and let him color them in.

Photograph by Maria Manco

Sometimes we come up with ideas together. Last Christmas he got this garbage truck and played with it for hours and hours, so I created a little street he could drive down and collect trash from.

Photograph by Maria Manco

Right now, he is really into monster trucks and race cars, so I made this crazy course for him to race his cars on.

Photograph by Maria Manco

The chalkboard is just fun for everyone. The possibilities are truly endless and it will grow right along with him.

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