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!
On my summer bucket list I posted this:
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.
Using the stencil I began marking the circles and filling them in….which required several coats to get them looking good.
Once I felt like the circles were good, I had to let them dry. In fact, I think we went ahead and went to Wal Mart and when I came back they were dry enough for me to start the next part.
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!
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.
Now it’s your turn. GO make one!
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