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The new school year is well underway.  School supplies are bought. Teachers are met.  Friendships are starting to form. First day of school pictures taken.
Then you ask yourself,  ” How do I share these beautiful first day photos with my loved ones?”. Sure, you can email them. That is a very 2015 thing to do. I am more of a hands-on project person. Hence, the following super cool project you can do with your kids and share with everyone special in your life.
I cannot take responsibility for creating this project. I found this in the September issue of Highlights magazine High Five. It is a school bus with your kid’s pictures as the windows. And the materials are definitely things you have at home.
The materials you will need are:

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Yellow construction paper
Empty paper towel roll
Glue
Crayons
Pictures of your lovelies from the first day of school
Step 1: Fold the construction paper in half like a hamburger (if you aren’t sure what that means, look here. This is a throwback to my teaching days). With the crease at the top, cut a square out from the top right. I also put tape at the bottom to keep the two ends together.

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Step 2: **This is an adult step** Cut the paper towel roll into 2 inch pieces. Then cut a slit in the top of each piece.

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(While I was doing this I had my son decorate the yellow school bus. His idea of decorating at this point in his life is scribbling, which actually turned out great for the final product.)

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Step 3: Glue the pictures to the school bus. Let it dry completely before you do step 4. Here is what it looked like in the magazine :

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Step 4: Place the yellow school bus into the paper towel wheels where you made the slit. And, tada, you have a beautiful keep sake of your kid’s first day of school photos.

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We made one each for both grandmas and one for ourselves. Simple and soooo cute!
I hope this project puts a smile on someone’s face in your life.
You can contact me at themrszfiles@gmail.com.

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