On-the-Go Chalkboard Box

With summer road trips on the horizon and a calendar full of upcoming appointments, I created a simple upcycled on-the-go chalkboard box to keep three-year-old Tate entertained … at least for a short time.

I started with an empty mint tin, adhesive chalkboard vinyl, regular vinyl, and paint.

I painted the tin two different colors, one color for the top and one for the bottom, then added Tate’s name in bright pink vinyl on top {the font is monster paparazzi}.

The entertainment is inside.

The bottom of the tin holds pieces of chalk …

… and a piece of adhesive chalkboard vinyl is attached to the inside of the top flap.  A baby wipe or a tissue can be used to wipe down the chalkboard once it’s full.

I’ll slip this repurposed mint tin into my purse and pull it out the next time I need to entertain little Tate.

Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. this is a wonderfully brilliant idea! I’m off to make one for my son. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. In addition to Monday Kid Corner Weekly Linky Party, this week’s theme is MUD. Brush off those archives and link them up at thejennyevolution.com. See you there! Jennifer

  3. Super cute idea, Randi!! These would be fun party favors, too. :)

  4. Adorable!!!

  5. Love Love LOVE this idea!

  6. Just found you over on “It’s Playtime”, and I think this is just one of the cutest ideas ever! Following you on Pinterest now. :)

  7. Darling idea Randi! Mint tins + chalk = cuteness!

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