Yes, you read the title correctly...
I'm going to show you how to make a classroom fence...an adorable one that looks like pencil crayons!...all by yourself (okay, maybe with a little help from your husband!)
For those of you that know me, you will know that I come up with about 4,000 ideas a day that I want to do/make/build but most of them I just don't follow through with.
I have wanted this classroom fence for almost a year now and we finally got around to making it this summer!
I discovered the fence last year on Julie Lee's blog.
It was adorable! And when I showed my husband he said it would be pretty easy to make.
So here's how...
Get yourself a piece of 5' x 5' wood and sand it down. You will need to take the measurement to be precise and then divide it into 6 equal parts by drawing a thin line with a pencil vertically.
Next, cut out small triangles on top of each of the 6 parts - those will be the pencil crayon 'tips'.
Draw lines on each tip - these will be painted black later.
I started putting masking tape around the tips of the pencil crayons to paint them black (if you are really good you probably don't need the tape).
You WILL need the tape down each side before you paint.
Paint colours 1,3,5 first, let them dry and then paint them a second coat.
When that's dry, take the tape off and retape the other areas so that you can paint colours 2,4,6.
I painted the "pencil colour" last.
Well, actually my 4-year old did!
This project was SO.MUCH.FUN! I would definitely recommend it!
(By the way, my husband mounted smaller pieces of wood on either side of the bottom of the fence to make it stand alone.)
This beautiful fence now sits near my Writing Centre.
I'm sure it will be a hit this year with my kiddies!