Kids/Youth Designs

Back to School

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

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4 responses to “Back to School”

  1. Brandon Cook says:

    Super creative with common materials! You folks do great work!

  2. Gary Smith says:

    Awesome set, great job. Can’t wait to try it out.

  3. Jeremy says:

    Great design, but how do you figure it costs only $15? The wood for the crayon box alone is pushing $40.

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