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Pimp Your Crib: Chalkboard-Magnetic Paint

Talk about creativity explored! Hot Manhattan baby boutique, Yoya sells their private label chalkboard-magnetic paint so kids can feel right at home as they draw.

The paint, sold in 16-fl.-oz. cans ($35), can be easily applied to the walls and offers the ultimate artistic experience for children. Parents can use it as an educational tool helping tots learn to write letters, numbers, and their names. And, since the paint is also magnetic, your lil ones can hang all their works of art on it as well.

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cambridge cambridge 9 years
One thing to keep in mind is how environmentally unfriendly this kind of paint is to make and to dispose of. It's not any more harmful to the children than typical VOC paints or chalk dust, but the higher the metallic content in any mixed-material product (like wrapping paper or paint), the more the making of it damaged the environment and any recycling is practically impossible. For my money and kids' future, I'd buy a whiteboard or chalkboard and screw it to the wall.
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
I mistakenly used this paint on a wall that was next to my son's bed. Chalk dust everywhere on his bedding - ick!!! Quickly repainted and instead now have this in the playroom. My then 3 year old son was impressed that I was strong enought to move the wall from one room to another :)
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
This is awesome! We're looking for a new house, which means I'll be re-decorating the little boy's room, and I love the chalk/magnetic combo.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
You must have been reading my mind - yesterday I was making a list of home improvements that I was to do and one of them was to paint the basement door with this type of paint! I plan on doing this in the next few months.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I'm already getting goose bumps thinking about kids scratching the board. One of my teachers is Deaf (I'm an ASL interpreting student, so it's cool, we all understand him) and I always cringe right before he starts to write on the board. He has no clue if he's scratching the chalk or not. I'm just waiting for the day one long scratch goes down that board. AGHHHHHH
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
Its a cool idea...but i have to say that i cringe when its time to get out the chalk for my boys to play with. They get it everywhere...sooooo messy! Personally i like them to play with the magnetic numbers and letters instead....well, for now anyway. :D
ellipsery ellipsery 9 years
I think this was on Jon and Kate Plus Eight. The twins used this paint to mark some recycling bins. Pretty cool.
jav0607 jav0607 9 years
I friend of mine talked about putting this in her 2 year old son's room. She wanted to put chalkboard paint below the baseboard and magnetic paint above it!
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