Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kindergarten Roundup Banner
I volunteered to help decorate for Kindergarten Roundup at our elementary school. My Mother-in-Law is our school secretary and was asking if I could cut out a star at 1 or 2 inches in 5 colors. I asked her to give me something a little more challenging!!!
She and I went over several theme ideas at Thanksgiving (Zoo, Beach, Balloons, Crayons, Spring bugs/flowers) and she pitched these ideas we had to the kindergarten teachers. They liked the crayon idea so I ran with it!
I used the crayons from My Community sized to 9.46 inches for the banner flags.
I used these stars from George sized to 3.75 inches. I wanted stars for the letters as well as for between the words on the banner.
For the letters, I used Nate's ABCs and sized them to 1.90 inches. I like that this font is kind of schooly!!
In addition to the banner, I made crayons sized to 6.04 to be used as name tags. We opted not to use the wrapper layer because the wrapper for red is pink - and some boys really don't like pink! They will print of a white sticker label with each child's name on it and place it on the crayon.
I also cut out a 9.46 inch crayon for the teacher to use on a sign to signal which group they are leading.
I cut, and cut, and cut!!!
Putting the banner together took up my entire daycare table!!
I used my 5" Xyron to adhere the letters to the stars. I used my ATG gun to adhere the stars to the crayons.
I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes in the crayons and stars. I punched 5 at a time - love that about my Crop-A-Dile!!
I wanted the banner to be simple and to be able to store flat and possibly be used again.
The very best part of my banner is that my son's teacher gave me all of her scrapbook supplies (as she is into quilting now) and I was able to use some of her paper for this banner!