I first painted the board with leftover paint that I used on our front door. Once it was dry, I taped off lines using frog tape. These are the times that I'm thankful to have a craft closet full of extra supplies.
I was feeling brave and let him paint without protecting the carpet. Thankfully, we didn't have any accidents.
This was one of those cheap, spur of the moment projects that put a huge smile on my son's face. It goes to show that kids don't need expensive toys to have fun. A little creativity goes a long way!