I’ve been plugging away at my summer bucket list for the classroom because I have, are you ready, 22 days left before I start district training. Yes, that is it my friends. Kids come back on August 1st for me so I’m trying to get it all crammed in. :)
I had so much fun linking up to 4th Grade Frolics last week and met so many new teachers that I wanted to do it again! I probably will until I run out of projects! :)
I decided to give it a whirl. It didn’t look too hard and it really wasn’t! The hardest part is waiting for paint to dry! ;) My classroom colors are staying the same from last year but this year I am adding owls and more crafty things since my room is going to be 30 x 30! :)
So here is what you will need:
Paint (many colors: background and dots)
Paint pens (white and black)
Fine point Sharpie
Glue gun (not shown)
Ribbon (not shown)
Sand paper (not shown)
Circle Stencil (anything that you can use as a circle guide)
When I unwrapped the board I realized that I could easily get a splinter if I wasn’t careful so the first thing I did was sand all the edges smooth.
Then I took the board outside and spray painted it blue. The hardest part, again, was just waiting for that to dry. I did several coats because I don’t like to see the wood grain/lines through the paint.
As you can see in my theme pictures earlier, the poster has the white stitches and I love that look so I figured I could incorporate it on this project! If you get the paint pen just right you won’t have to do a second round and you won’t have a big mess. Those paint pens can be tricky.
Once everything was really dry I whipped out the black paint pen. I did not have one of these on hand so I bought it. I wanted the big chisel tip. It’s time to write the words Hall Pass and I just do mine free hand and mine don’t look near as good as the original one but it will do! ;)I got this ric rac on sale at Hobby Lobby and knew it would be perfect for my little project. I burned the edges so it wouldn’t fray. Then I hot glued it to the back. Like so…It’s time to make the actual passes instead of just the holder. :) The easiest part really. Just write your last name on both sides of the clothespins because they are what the students will actually take (wear) to the bathroom. :)It is complete! I think it turned out pretty cute and the colors match my theme well.
Now it’s your turn. GO make one!
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