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Some times you just want to write on the world. Don’t have much room for a full white board or maybe you think chalk boards are outdated and take up too much invaluable wall space? Why not build yourself a handy desktop Idea Globeâ„¢!

Ingredients: 1. Used classroom globe (in this case my wife bought me one from target for x-mas). 2. Chalkboard Paint 3. Spackle 4. Newspapers 5. Gesso (with squirt of black acrylic paint). 6. Coat Hanger



  1. champs794 says:

    The Science Museum of Minnesota has one of these… on a much larger scale… in its “legacy” collection. The plaque states that sales never really took off, and it’s hard to blame a school for passing on a giant spherical blackboard.

  2. Pekar says:

    I have a larger one of these in my schoolhouse.
    It has black continents, blue oceans, and no placenames.
    I presume students were supposed to label the continents.
    It has a kind of “world without borders” cool.

  3. tr_j_cubed says:

    Cool idea. I helped my son make a tool box for scouts and we pained it with blackboard paint so he could decorate or just scribble.

  4. Mama B says:

    I just linked this to my new blog. It’s so creative!!! Thanks for sharing.