Today is Harper’s first day of school. I cannot believe I have a kindergartener. She was so excited & honestly, I was too…but with some tears attached. I’m a bit weepy today anyways…9 months since Mom died, school starting, a big doctor’s appointment for Amon and a few other big life kind of things going on. Just one of those “heavy-on-the-heart” kind of days. But I decided yesterday, that today I was going to be brave. And Harper was just so excited, so I wanted to be excited right along with her. It was full on game face in the classroom, but once I stepped out into the hallway I let myself have my cry
But it’s going to be a great year. I just know it. We love her teacher already and Harper is really beyond thrilled to finally start school. And of course we took Ms. Bruno an apple on the first day.
Since the boys started school last week, Harper, Amon and I had 2 days last week when it was just us. Harper always wants to do crafty things and with the boys away, I knew just what we would make. With school finally starting, we decided to make a Back-To-School banner.
Super easy and super fun.
Here is what you will need: Watercolor paper, watercolors, pencil, fine tip Sharpie or pen and scissors.
To start we brainstormed about things that remind of us school…pencils, crayons, backpacks, lunchboxes, rulers, markers, apples, books, letters, numbers, glue etc. Then we set to work.
First, we drew our pictures in pencil and next we traced them with a fine tip Sharpie or pen…either works.
Then our favorite part, we painted each drawing with our watercolors.
Once they were dry, we cut the pictures out.
From here, I simply ran all of our drawings under my sewing machine to make the banner.
You could easily glue them to ribbon or use mini clothes pins & twine…there are lots of different ways to finish this project out. Whatever you choose, it will be fantastic.
My personal favorite was Harper’s Mo. 2 pencil
And now we’re ready for school. Can’t believe this day is here. It’s a bit hard on this Momma’s heart, but it will be such a good, good year. Happy Monday!