With school starting up again, you know what is sure to follow… homework.
I can hear my
self kiddos complaining already about spending the evenings working on math problems and spelling, so I thought maybe I could encourage some homework enthusiasm with these DIY Custom Pencils.
These are so quick and simple to make that you can whip out a few in less than five minutes. All you need are pencils and washi tape (I found mine at Hobby Lobby).
I added tape horizontally and vertically, simply lining up, smoothing down on the pencils, and trimming with scissors.
My youngest wanted to decorate her pencils too… I think I love her pencils even more than the ones I did, because they are perfectly imperfect, the result of a child’s excited, little fingers carefully wrapping tape around the pencil just like her mama.
I find it amazing that although I’m not the one returning to school, my children are teaching me some of the most important lessons in the everyday moments of life.
So grab some washi tape and your little ones… decorate some pencils, let go of your image of perfection, allow your children to be creative, and wear a mustache (or two).
Then remind them it’s time to do their homework.
Hope you’re having a wonderful week!