Anna Rose Johnson
| Aug 13, 2014
My daughter is starting kindergarten this year. I know, right? I can’t believe it either! How is it possible she’s old enough to go to school already? But I knew this day would come. She relishes learning and loved preschool more than anything. To give you one example, we recently went on a quest to find the perfect backpack for school. She was so excited when we bought that backpack, you would have thought I had bought her the moon! So while I’m sad about this transition, I know she’s ready and I’m happy that she’s happy.
To document her first day in kindergarten, I wanted to make a special sign she could hold for photos. I left room at the bottom for her to sign her name so that at the end of the year we can do the same photo and see how much her handwriting has changed in one year.
Want to make one for your kids?
Cricut Explore® machine
Cricut Design Space™ software
12" x 24" StandardGrip Cricut® mat
Cricut® Vinyl in Cotton
Cricut® Transfer Tape
1/8 yard blue fabric
1/8 yard green fabric
1/8 yard blue and green patterned fabric
Hot glue gun
12" x 18" chalkboard
Iron the fabric stabilizer to the back of the fabric.
Open the project file in Cricut Design Space™ and choose which grade you would like to cut out. I’ve included images for Pre-K through 6th grades. Delete the other images you don’t need.
In Cricut Design Space™, cut the words from Cricut® Vinyl in Cotton and the banner from fabric. Remove the paper backing from the stabilized fabric before placing it on your mat.
Follow the application instructions for Cricut® Vinyl to apply the text to the chalkboard using Cricut® Transfer Tape.
String the baker’s twine through the holes and slits in the fabric banner.
Glue the banner onto the chalkboard.
My little kindergartener is so, so, so thrilled to be headed off to school, and I love that we were able to document the first day with a personalized back-to-school sign. I hope you make one for your little ones, too!