May 28, 2009

Shoebox Float Parade

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:32 pm by ogle3

As the year is ending, Peyton’s had a lot of excitement at school.  Tomorrow is the culmination of their pre-school skills as the students participate in the shoebox float parade.  Each student gets a letter, number or shape and has to decorate a shoebox to match their assignment.  Then the students pull their floats around the elementary to show off their creations.

Last year Peyton has the triangle.  Only we never got the paperwork (out of the back of daddy’s car) and didn’t realize it was such a big deal, so mommy quickly pulled together a shoebox decorated with triangles to look like a crocodile.  It was pretty sweet, but Peyton wasn’t involved.

This year we made sure to take care of things in advance.

Peyton had the letter P, so since receiving our assignment, we’ve been brainstorming, discussing, and drafting his shoebox.  Here are some pics:

First step: paint the cover for the shoebox.  Peyton chose Purple and yellow – a nice pair of complementary colors.

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Step 2: affix some wheels.  We chose an extra-large model-type car.  I was going to tie the car to the top (upside down) of the shoe box, but the pencil stuck nicely.


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Another view of the wheels:

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Step 3: Wrap and decorate the box!  We went with a “Party” theme – you see Pepsi, Presents (a pig, puppies and a wrapped present), a paper plate with pepperoni pizza, popcorn, pretzels, peppermints, and don’t forget the pumpkin pie!  Peyton is SO proud of his project!

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Funny how this project has somehow made me the best mamma ever 🙂  I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow!


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