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Laptop Chalkboard



No electricity required for this laptop that doubles as a chalkboard. Perfect for imaginative play in the car or at home!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Using a table saw, rip your 1/2” sheet of plywood down to 11”.

    2. Step: 2

      Take your 11” strip of plywood and cut (2) 8 1/2” sheets.

    3. Step: 3

      Use your router, set to 1/4” depth, cut out a space according to the dimensions on the picture.

    4. Step: 4

      Using your router set to the same depth, cut out a space on the upper board (this will be where the chalkboard resides) according to the dimensions on the picture.

    5. Step: 5

      Paint and/or Stain to your liking.

    6. Step: 6

      Attach Hinges so that when the "laptop" is open the hinges stop when the upper board is in the correct position for use.

    7. Step: 7

      Enjoy! Have fun in the car or at home!

Comments (14)


  • How fun! Easily transportable and keeps the chalk in one place - awesome project!
    By RYOBI Nation, on May 31, 2017

  • What a neat idea for kids to mimic their parents.
    By Cityboyfarmgirl, on June 11, 2017

  • This is such a unique and clever project idea.
    By grover959, on June 12, 2017

  • This is such a cool project! I can see lots of pretend play with this!
    By maryw1981_41729, on June 13, 2017

  • This is awesome, I would be interested in making a dry erase version of this!
    By TARZANTHEJEDI, on June 13, 2017

  • Wow how simple and I love it! This would be great for the kids!
    By my4boysand1_36549, on June 14, 2017

  • Both my daughter and son would love for me to build this project for them. I'd have them help me of course :)
    By Alinaa, on June 14, 2017

  • How unique is this project?!?!!? Love the idea of my children sitting beside me while pretending (love the use of imagination) to be on their laptop.
    By StaffordBrix, on June 14, 2017

  • This would most definitely entertain my son for hours and hours. Great project idea for sure.
    By SEANC, on June 14, 2017


  • i love this very unique and great for kids
    By carol clark, on June 14, 2017


  • great idea, the kids would enjoy this!
    By rusthawk_30902, on June 17, 2017

  • I love this project! This would be great to take on our road trip to Disney this year! Thanks for the idea!
    By mommywithtwins7, on June 17, 2017

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Laptop Chalkboard

by CherishedBliss
May 18, 2017

No electricity required for this laptop that doubles as a chalkboard. Perfect for imaginative play in the car or at home!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Using a table saw, rip your 1/2” sheet of plywood down to 11”.

  2. Step: 2

    Take your 11” strip of plywood and cut (2) 8 1/2” sheets.

  3. Step: 3

    Use your router, set to 1/4” depth, cut out a space according to the dimensions on the picture.

  4. Step: 4

    Using your router set to the same depth, cut out a space on the upper board (this will be where the chalkboard resides) according to the dimensions on the picture.

  5. Step: 5

    Paint and/or Stain to your liking.

  6. Step: 6

    Attach Hinges so that when the "laptop" is open the hinges stop when the upper board is in the correct position for use.

  7. Step: 7

    Enjoy! Have fun in the car or at home!