September 9, 2010
Starting School: Pencil Plaque
I'm not sure yet, but school might just kill us. The kids are exhausted. I'm exhausted. Please tell me it gets better! We always have enough energy for a good craft, however, so when I saw this pencil plaque on S.B. Creatively I thought we should try it.
You can get detailed instructions on S.B.'s site. The craft was a hit with my girls and a perfect way to unwind after a busy day at school.
Painting, gluing, cutting, pasting... you can't pack much more into a single craft!
I used a black paint pen to add the lead tip and their names across the pencil, but you could just as easily use a sharpie. It's perfect for hanging on her bedroom door or above her homework nook.
Richard Scarry's Great Big Schoolhouse by Richard Scarry
Did you have this book growing up? I have fond memories of laying on my belly, flipping the pages and imagining what school must be like. There was nothing frightening about Scarry's classroom, full of friendly classmates, sympathetic Miss Honey, and lots of fun things to learn! If you missed out on this treasure the first time around, now's your chance. Bring it home for your kids and enjoy the nostalgia.
I'm linking up to:
- stART @ A Mommy's Adventures
- Back to School @ ABC & 123