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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


  • This is such a unique and clever project idea.

    By grover959

  • This is such a cool project! I can see lots of pretend play with this!

    By maryw1981_41729

  • This is awesome, I would be interested in making a dry erase version of this!

    By TARZANTHEJEDI

  • Wow how simple and I love it! This would be great for the kids!

    By my4boysand1_36549

  • 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

  • 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

  • This would most definitely entertain my son for hours and hours. Great project idea for sure.

    By SEANC


  • i love this very unique and great for kids

    By carol clark



  • I love this project! This would be great to take on our road trip to Disney this year! Thanks for the idea!

    By mommywithtwins7

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