Do It Yourself: Classroom Hall Pass

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Every few weeks, Weekend Morning Edition will have a DIY segment, showing you ways to add crafty items to your household. This week we made a classroom hall pass. Here are the steps and items you need to make one for yourself.

Items Needed
Masking tape, parenthesis sign, chalkboard paint, ribbon, stenciling sponges, chalk marker set, adhesive tape, acrylic paint, ruler, scissors, wood spools, and pom poms.

Step One
Trace the parenthesis sign onto a piece of cork paper and cut it out.
Step 2
Tape off 3 inches in the center of the cork paper.
Step 3
Pour out some white craft paint onto a foam plat. Dip a stenciling sponge into the paint and begin adding paint inside the taped off area of cork. Let dry and apply at least one more coat. Remove tape. Let dry.
Step 4
Write words in the center of the white painted area. Use a pencil to get placing as desired. Go over pencil lines with a black marker. Use image as a guide. Embellish the edges of the white section with the black marker.

Tip: The black chalkboard marker from the pack will work for this step.
Step 5
Adhere the cork paper to the plaque using double- sided tape.
Step 6
Pour out a little of the three craft paint colors onto a foam plate (or palette paper). Dip a Spouncer™ into the paint and create a polka dot pattern on the cork shape around the white area. Let dry.
Step 7
Paint three spools in each of the three bright colors. Let dry.
Step 8
Hot glue the spools in a row onto the bottom section of the cork-covered plaque.
Step 9
Paint three tags, each with a different color. Let dry. Apply two coats.
Step 10
Tape off a ½” space in the center of each tag.
Step 11
Pour out some black chalkboard paint onto a foam plate (or palette paper). Dip a small Spouncer™ into the paint and dab the paint onto the taped off section of each tag. Let dry and apply a second coat. Remove tape and let dry.
Step 12
Write the names of places that require a hall pass with a white chalkboard marker onto the black chalkboard painted areas on the wood tags.
Step 13
Cut three 8″ strips of baker’s twine. Tie each one onto a tag.
Step 14
Cut a piece of polka dot ribbon to desired length and attach the ends to the back of the plaque using hot glue.
Step 15
Hang the tags from the spools.

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