Celebrate your child’s first day of school milestones! This first day of school chalkboard SVG is easy use to make a sign using your Cricut or other cutting machine, a chalkboard, and adhesive vinyl.
If First Day of School Pennants aren’t your thing, try making a cute back to school chalkboard! I love anything that captures my boys’ milestones each year (like this Birthday Questionnaire!), and this is a great way to do it. This blank chalkboard framework SVG gives you a place to fill in everything from your child’s school and teacher, to their favorite things and what they want to be when they grow up. It’s a sweet snapshot in time and one that you’ll love looking back on in the future.
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It even works for homeschooling kids—yes, my boys called Ryan “Mr. Dad” all year during their homeschooling!
A few notes about this SVG:
You can use removable or permanent vinyl for the framework of the file.
Of course, you can use chalk to fill in your chalkboard and use it year after year. Learn more about writing on a chalkboard.
Or, if your handwriting skills aren’t stellar (*raises hand*), you can fill in all of the answers for the chalkboard in Cricut Design Space and cut them in adhesive vinyl. If you use removable vinyl, you can easily pick off the answers and use the chalkboard next year. If you do this, however, make sure to remove the vinyl after you take photos instead of waiting until the next year—trust me, it’ll come off easier!
If you want to change anything in this SVG, you can edit it in Cricut Design Space using the fonts Sweetness and September. Just use the contour tool to remove anything you don’t want, type and reformat your new text, and weld the new pieces before you cut.
If you are writing in chalk, make sure to leave a space at the top when you apply your decal so you have room to write your child’s name.
First Day of School Chalkboard Supplies
- Cricut Maker, Maker 3, Cricut Explore, or Explore 3
- Smart Vinyl or
- Blue LightGrip mat and
- Adhesive vinyl
- Fine Point Blade
- Weeding tool
- Transfer tape
- SVG file (see below)
Grab the School Chalkboard SVG
School Chalkboard SVG Note: This file is designed to be used on a 18″ x 24″ chalkboard, but can be reworked for other sizes as well.
Helpful Tutorials For Your Chalkboard
- How to Use Adhesive Vinyl with a Cricut
- How to Make Weeding Vinyl Easier with a Weeding Box
- DIY Bucket List Sign with the Cricut <– shows how to use weeding boxes
- DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar with the Cricut <– shows how to apply vinyl
Font Ideas for Your School Chalkboard
I mocked up a few different designs so you can see how versatile this school chalkboard SVG is!
The fonts I used above are: Smudge Factory, Sportsball, Garden Walk, and a chalk font that is meant to look like real chalk but wouldn’t cut nicely on a Cricut. I also used Rocket Science in the photo below of my son holding the sign!
Have questions about using this first day of school chalkboard SVG? Let me know in the comments! Love this Cricut project? My Back to School frames and Back to School Memory Book are more fun projects to celebrate your kiddo!
Love this project? Check out more Back to School Crafts with a Cricut!
Comments & Reviews
Please help! I’ve entered my name and email to receive this SVG, but nothing’s coming through to me. Am I doing something wrong?
Crystal Summers says
The chalkboard SVG is a paid file, not free. You can purchase it through the shop here: https://store.heyletsmakestuff.com/products/back-to-school-chalkboard
Hope this helps!
Crystal, HLMS Community Manager
Hi, I just purchased this file but when I upload it to cricut design space the boxes are filled in solid black. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks. Abby
Thank you for reaching out to us! It looks like you may have selected the DXF files instead of the SVG files :)