Happy Canada Day! ... and a crayon FREEBIE!

Happy Canada Day!

I'm so excited that summer has officially started for me.
If you have been following my recent posts, you will know that my last day with my kiddies was Thursday and we had our end of year meetings on Friday.
Bring on the summer!
I have had a lot of e-mails lately asking me about my crayon bulletin board that I displayed at the beginning of last year.
The idea is from my best friend, Mrs. Aquino (a JK teacher), who actually made them with me years back. 
You can read more about that post here.

I am attaching the templates that I used.
You will need water bottles (250mL), one per student.
On the black ovals, simply create a text box overtop of them using the font that you like (I used Kristen ITC in font size 26).  Make sure the font colour selected is white so that it will show up on top of the black.
Print on a blank sheet of sticker paper or regular paper, cut them out and stick them to the coloured paper.
Print the crayon stencil on various colour of construction paper.  Roll the empty water bottle around the construction paper and hot glue gun it.
To make the tip, cut out a rectangular piece of construction paper the same colour as your crayon.  Roll it around the top of the water bottle, forming a triangular shape and hot glue gun in place.  You may need to trim excess paper.

I love this bulletin board - and I get A LOT of compliments!  It's a little tedious to make, but you can use the bottles over and over by simply printing new labels.
Oh, and watch out for the hot glue gun - ouch!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the (long) weekend!


  1. Happy Canada Day! We spent the day at the cottage and are now waiting for the fireworks to begin! LOVE the crayons - SUPER cute!

    Runde's Room

    1. Oh, sounds great, Jen! Hope you enjoy this well-deserved summer vacation! Yippee! Happy Canada Day to you, too, sweet friend! :)

  2. I love this! I am planning a Back to School crayon board!

  3. Happy Canada Day too. Thank you for sharing, I love this and planning on using this fall.

  4. Frances HammondJuly 02, 2012 10:53 am

    Hi Alessia,
    I'm a fellow Canadian and K teacher (after a 13 year absence from my favourite grade). I was just wondering if you were a FDK site, and if so, how do you schedule your days?

  5. Frances HammondJuly 04, 2012 9:13 am

    I just realized that I forgot to leave a contact email.


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