Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
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hooray first day photo prop

Time for the first day of school and a photo opportunity! Make this cute oversized pencil to be you prop and smile maker.
Step 1
Use a ruler to make a 10" [25.4cm] line down the center of the longest side on the yellow poster board and cut down the line to give you a 10"x28" [25.4cm x 71.1cm] rectangle.
Step 2
Now, make a pencil mark at the 5" [12.7cm] center. Use the ruler to draw even angles on each side from the mark, like the point at the end of a pencil. Cut off the corners to finish off your very large pencil shape.
Step 3

Lay the large pencil point on top of a piece of brown construction paper and trace the sides. After you traced the point, use a ruler to connect the ends to complete a triangle. Cut out the shape.

TIP: This shape represents the sharpened area.

Step 4
Repeat Step 3 for the lead but on a piece of black construction paper.
Step 5
Now for the eraser, cut a narrow rectangle to fit over the end of the pencil in pink construction paper. Glue the pieces to the yellow poster board.
Step 6
Use your repositionable letter pack to lay out the child’s name and grade (or if you are a teacher, just the grade); then use a glue stick to glue them in place.
Step 7

Add a photo and the first day of class!


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