Ken Neff from Christ Central (Kidz Studios) in Lake City, FL brings us this back to school design for kids.
The apple was a paper mâche project from their “Juicy Fruit” series and touched up with a little fresh paint. The pencil was a donated carpet roll insert, painted. They used brown craft paper was near the tip of the pencil and a $2 black funnel was purchased for the lead. A full sheet of pink construction paper was wrapped around for the eraser and a small piece of mirrored film was used as the metal insert to the eraser.
The color crayon box was framed out with 2×4’s and covered in thin pressboard and painted. To make the crayons appear to be coming out of the box, a shelf was built inside, 4 inch pipe was cut at different lengths and covered in construction paper and the paper was curved to resemble a tip. The lid was made from cardboard and the inside lined with brown craft paper.
The notebook paper was simply a piece of white craft paper covering a thin sheet of pressboard, lines spaced out and circles to resemble holes.
The ruler was a discarded board headed to the dumpster and marked out with a marker and stencils.
Estimated cost: $15
Estimated hours: 12