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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

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

    2. Step: 2

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

    3. Step: 3

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

    4. Step: 4

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      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

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      Paint and/or Stain to your liking.

    6. Step: 6

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      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

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      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
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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
    Huge a319e063 5976 4314 a3b1 38543f48d6bd

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

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 8711a14a d734 4ae7 bf69 b4fd9dfedb96

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

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 766d514b c922 4b02 a3d7 68a296eeea95

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

  4. Step: 4
    Huge ce2600c0 8eb9 414f b69a 945093ce993b

    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
    Huge ff11982b a3d1 45e6 b8f0 c2c1660c42c9

    Paint and/or Stain to your liking.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge b776c1bf 4174 4f24 81ae 750cf9bbdcb5

    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
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    Enjoy! Have fun in the car or at home!