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Cricut Back To School Chalk Board Signs

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Chalkboard signs are the perfect way to capture that First Day of School! This chalkboard sign is made with Cricut Premium Vinyl! It is a fun prop for your child to hold or have sat by them in a picture for the first day of school. 


I know first grade can be exciting, overwhelming, and scary. Help make the first day of school extra fun with this My First Day of First Grade sign. Now, you can always change up the grade to fit your child’s age. This is also perfect for boys or girls, I offer two different color options. 

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The fun questions are a great way to capture exactly who your child is that year. They are so fun to add into a photo album and flip through so you can look back and see what your child was loving that year. Cricut Maker is the ultimate easy personalization tool for all things back to school! 

How Do You Fill Out Information On The First Day Of School Sign

Simply use chalk or even a chalkboard pen (although these are a little harder to remove) if you want. Then you can wipe away what you wrote, and do another one. Great for if you have multiple kids. You can reuse this Vinyl Back to School Chalk Board Sign over and over again.

How Do You Assemble This First Day of School Sign 

You start by creating the chalkboard base using Cricut chalkboard vinyl. I used Cricut corrugated cardboard and then cut and applied chalkboard vinyl. Then once I got that set-out, I reached for the colored vinyl that I used to create the design for the school sign. 

I share all the directions below to guide you through the whole process. This is a rather simple Cricut project. Just a few simple steps and you have a re-useable chalkboard sign for back to school.  


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Personalized Back To School Supplies 

Just like this chalkboard sign, you can easily create custom items for your child to take to school. Add designs or their name to their backpack, lunch box, and more. The Cricut Maker allows you to customize easily at home. Whether you reach for premium vinyl or use the infusible ink, you will get top-notch quality on the crafts you make. 

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As you can see this Cricut Maker Vinyl craft is rather easy and fun! Make your child’s first-day special. This sign paired with a fun breakfast would be a perfect way to kickstart the school year. Make this sign up and then the night before sit down and fill it out with your child! 

Then when morning comes, get them dressed and ready, head out in a shady spot, and snap that photo op that will last a lifetime! 

How To Make A Chalk Board Sign
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How To Make A Chalk Board Sign

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

This Chalk Board Sign is so simple to make. A great way to capture the first day of school in a fun and creative way. #backtoschool #craft #project #cricut #vinyl #chalkboardesign #firstdayofschool #firstgrade



  • Cricut
  • Scraper
  • Weeder


  1. Choose either the boy or girl design, or both
  2. Using your precision cutting tools cut a 12x12 piece of chalkboard vinyl (square in the design is just a place holder)
  3. Turn off the gray square (click on the eye)
  4. Click make it
  5. Cut out your other colors of vinyl, using your Cricut machine (using the design as a guide as to)
  6. Using the dot roller, glue the cardstock and cardboard
  7. Transfer your chalkboard vinyl to the base you created in step 3
  8. Apply all of the other vinyl to the top of the chalkboard using the design as a guide
  9. Take a photo of your child on the first day of each school year, write on it with chalk and wipe with a damp, not too wet.


You could also do this same thing on a firmer surface like a piece of chip board.

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