I had some friends over for a wood shop class at my house yesterday. We made some hanging chalkboards and it was a lot of fun! Girls like to use power tools too! If you want to make your own chalkboard I have detailed instructions, here.
They measured and cut their boards, made pocket holes and screwed the frame together, added the bottom lip, painted chalkboard paint on their back panel and nailed to the back and screwed on some d-rings and attached a wire for hanging. Later they can paint and stain as they please.