Back To School Busy Board

Back To School Busy Board craft

Why does it seem like there is less time and more to do when you go back to school? Stay organized with a Back-to-School Busy Board!

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    The Back-to-School Busy Board is an organization station with little notepads on colorful squares of Crayola Color Explosion Paper. Each notepad has a label (days of the week or names of people in your family) so you can write important memos and even tear them off to take with you!

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    Do you want a message board or a days-of-the-week reminder board? Figure out how many spaces you will need on your board and what size they should be. Look at the photo for an example. Gather enough notepads for each space.

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    Cut Crayola Color Explosion Paper into pieces to fit your plan. (Make sure your hands are completely dry before using Crayola Color Explosion Black paper.)

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    Cut a slit in each piece of Color Explosion paper. The slit should be as long as the paper tablet is wide. Use a Crayola cutting tool, like the Crayola Ultimate Cutter, or fold the paper to snip a short slit then stick your scissors through to cut your lo

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    Slide the back of the notepad into the slit.

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    Use Color Explosion Markers to create magical designs around the notepad. Make surprising color patterns! Write words and eye-catching designs. Create multicolor doodles using just the Color Explosion Marker.

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    Attach each paper to your board using a Crayola Glue Stick.

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    To make it easy to hang your board anywhere, tie ribbon through holes in the board.