School starts way too soon. The bird and the bean are both very excited about it! Me, not so much. Lucie starts Kindergarten in a couple of weeks and Sam starts preschool in early September. I will cry both days. They ask me every morning if today is school. So, I decided it was time to make a paper chain countdown! A visual representation of how many days they have left. I cry a little every morning when they pull off a link. 🙁
We used Astrobrights paper for this project. It’s just so bright and colorful. It comes in 23 colors. It was a perfect choice for these paper chains! They were so pretty that we even made an extra chain to hang up in Abby’s hospital room!
All you need: paper, scissors and glue!
Step one. Cut strips of paper for the littles. Have the older kids cut their own strips. I made dotted lines to help Lucie cut her strips straight.
Step two. Make a colorful paper chain.
Step three. Display them proudly and pull off a link every morning until school starts! I hate it! 🙂 Summer went so fast!
Astrobrights is having a “Give a Brighter Year” Sweepstakes right now. You can enter until September 10th by liking Astrobrights on facebook. You can win $30,000 worth of school supplies for the elementary school of your choice! How cool is that?
They also have bi-weekly, family friendly “Make Something Astrobright” challenges for chances to win some great prizes. You can check that out on their facebook page too.