Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Let The Count Down Begin....

(Actually it's less than 14 days now - We start August 29)

We made this craft last year as well and the kids loved it (a new tradition has begun).

To make this calendar, you will need:

construction paper
the printables found here and here
crayons or water color paints
pom poms
and various other odds and ends

First, The boys colored and painted the "back to school" printables

Then we cut them out and glued them to some black construction paper and added some red around the edges to frame it and give it some pizazz.

Next, we got out some glitter and glue and added some sparkle to our numbers.

I cut different shades of construction paper in half and glued the numbers to the paper.

Then the real fun began....I threw a bunch of art supplies on the table (stickers, pom poms, buttons, etc.) and let kids decorate the papers.

Use a hole punch to punch holes in the bottom of the picture and the top of the number pages

Next, string some cute ribbon through the holes

Tie it in a bow

And Wahlah....

A cute way to count down those days til freedom school begins.


Jackie said...

Very cute! I have a calendar for my son up on the fridge. Not like this though. He loves counting down the days to birthday parties, shows, his soccer practices, and now school.

Debbiedoos said...

hi Charlene! Hoe fun! You can tell the kids were enjoying it too. My boys are back in the groove, one started HS, the other last year of elementary, all bitter sweet, but they are loving it!

Helene said...

What a fun project and such a great way to have them looking forward to the start of school!!