how to make an activity wall

if i had a kitchen big enough to do this, i would in a heartbeat. sometimes renting is the pits. i would love to deck out mack's room with this idea, magnets, felt, chalk - she would be over the moon. easy, peasy and it would keep her busy & quiet for at least half an hour (i hope).

check out the happy home for this mom's how to of her activity wall. what a great idea! while you are there she also has a great tutorial on customizing one of those wooden letters we all seem to hang in our kid's rooms.

have any of you done something similar in your home?