Any chance to craft is good enough for me. I wanted to make it as much like a real pencil as possible. So off to Michael's I went...found some great supplies:
- Veneer Craft Sheet
- Black "Graphite" Craft Paper
- Yellow Card Stock (poster size)
- Silver Foil Craft Paper (with lines)
- Red Foam Sheet (adhesive backed)
- Label Templates
- Black and White Striped Paper (Martha Stewart - Elegant Witch Collection)
- Permanent Double Sided Tape, Scissors, etc...
I started out by stretching the templates to elongate them. I found a great free font online (My Own Topher). Nice format, big and readable. Put them together for a streamlined look. Although I thought the Free Write section just screamed for a start burst!
The labels for each of the processes was printed out and I cut out the black and white paper just a tad larger in the same shape, that gives it a border to stand out from the all yellow back ground.
I decided that cutting the poster paper to and 11' width, to match the width of all the other standard paper, would be easier than cutting down every other sheet.
The sparkly lined foil paper, wood veneer sheet, graphite-esqe craft paper tip, foam "rubber eraser". Everything was all "pencil-y" and ready to be laminated. I didn't know how the foam sheet would react in the laminator, so I left it off and cut/attached a template in it's stead, so she could adhere it to the base later.
Now put it all together and what have you got? An great looking writing process chart ready for her class room! (if I do say so myself :))