A Back To School Craft
With a new school year just around the corner I am sure many of you are seeing those to do lists really growing. All the planning, shopping, and labeling can really wear a person out! You are probably thinking you don’t have time for a craft right now but let me tell you this craft is super easy. It only took me 30 minutes.
If you are feeling a little stressed about getting things ready to go back to school then chances are your little one is as well. Why not make time to sit down together. While you are working on this project you can talk to them about school and how excited you are. Ask them about what they are looking forward to most. If you have a child that is not too happy about going back this may be the perfect thing to help build positive feelings about starting a new school year. Whatever the situation may be in your home making time to relax and do something with your children will always reap positive rewards.
Let’s start with a list of all the items you will need. Don’t worry if you can’t find these exact items, you can always improvise.
- Approximately 64 yellow number two pencils
- Coasters (2) – I used one because that was all I had but it would be easier with two. You can find them at your local craft store.
- Hot glue gun
- Flat headed thumb tacks (optional)
- Red Ribbon – thick not shear.
- A small little trinket reminiscent of school such as an apple or school bus to glue to your sunburst – I used an apple pointer from Wal Mart that I purchased for a dollar. I just removed the apple from the pointer.
- Card stock any color
- Twine or yarn
- Letter stickers (optional)
- Glue stick, tape or stapler
Step 1: Take your coaster circle and lay it on a flat surface then take two pencils and glue them end to end meeting in the center of your coaster. Continue to glue pencils around the sunburst to fill it in.
This is what you should have once you flip your wreath over. Now, see how I have that broken piece of cork? That is where I ended up placing my apple. Remember how I mentioned improvising? This is the perfect example.
Step 2: Create a loop and glue it down to your second coaster. This is how you will be able to hang your sunburst. I only had one coaster so I used a part of the cardboard roll the ribbon was on.
Step 3: Hot glue the coaster with the ribbon to the back side of your sunburst.
Step 4: Take your card stock and cut out little rectangles, I totally eyeballed mine to fit to scale. You will want to cut little triangles at the bottom to have a pennant/banner look. I cut 7 rectangles all together to spell out Welcome.
Step 5: I used white letter stickers from my stash to spell the word WELCOME on the banner but you can use pen, marker, sharpie or whatever you would like. Adhere the pennants to the twine with glue and then play around with the placement of the twine. You can glue the twine to your wreath if you prefer but I just tied it.
Step 6: Hang your new sunburst pencil wreath on your door or give it to your child’s teacher as an appreciation gift. We ended up hanging ours on the door to our home school room.
These sunburst wreaths make the perfect first day of school gift for teachers.
I hope that you find this craft just as easy and fun as I have. May your conversations with your children be pleasant. Do not forget to pray with them once you have completed your project. You can pray for God to bless them, bless the teacher receiving the gift and even for peace as they begin a new school year together. Your child will be so blessed by the time you spent together in fun and in prayer. Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! Happy New School Year!