Monday, July 29, 2013

First Day of School Foam Numbers

For the first day of school, I wanted to take pictures with the kids holding something to show what grade they were in. I looked for something cute on Pinterest, but all I could find were printouts that I thought were boxy and covered up the kid's whole body when they held them up. I wanted something bright that was big enough to see, and that wasn't too distracting. I decided to use big pieces (12 x 18 inches) of craft foam from Hobby Lobby. I let the kids each choose their favorite color. I looked at fonts on my computer and chose a different one for each kid. Then I just drew the number on the foam with a pencil, eye-balling it. If you aren't as confident sketching it on, you could always print out a number in a large font. I didn't want to take that long, and I wanted the numbers to be pretty big, so I just winged it. After drawing them on, I just cut them out, making sure to keep the superscript contraction intact with the number. 

And done! The kids were excited to take their first day of school pictures!


  1. Do those colors surprise me....? NO :)

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