Can I ask you a question?
Don’t you love unsolicited opinions?
As in…..not solicited.
Not asked for.
Not even requested in the slightest.
From your mother.
Those are my favorite.
Mother: Cousin Candy really likes your blog. I got an e-mail from her the other day.
Mother: And I liked the post where you made that bird wall from vinyl and plates.
Me: (smiling confidently to self) Thanks.
Mother: Except…..the pictures didn’t really match the project. And you told all those corny jokes. I don’t even understand it.
Mother: It makes me crazy. Why don’t your pictures ever match your project? And you’re always writing about your earrings.
Me: (exasperatedly) It’s my thing….you see…..it’s all about the end. I’m trying to tell a story. If you read it to the end…..it always makes sense. Truly….the pictures always make sense at the end.
Mother: Umm…..not so much. I don’t like it. Can you try to work on it?
What’s a girl to do?
Cousin Candy and my mom.
Keepin’ it real.
Chalkboard Word Find
Step 1: Prime your chalkboard
Find a chalkboard. You can find them at yard sales and craft stores.
For this project you want to find a large chalkboard. This chalkboard measures 40″ x 24″.
If it is a new chalkboard….go ahead and prime it with a coating of chalk.
Step 2: Plan out your word search.
Design a word search with words special to your family. We chose words like Kentucky, Baseball, Track, Cheer and the names of our dogs.
Lay out the words on a grid and print it out.
This is your reference guide.
I made my word search 8 letters across and 12 letters down.
Step 3: Draw markers on chalkboard
Based on my grid and the size of my chalkboard, I measured out markers where your stickers will go.
I placed my dots 2 1/2 inches apart for the width of the chalkboard and 3 inches apart going down.
Mark dots with chalk.
Step 4: Choose stickers
You will need to decide if you want how you want your letters to look.
If you want capital letters or lowercase…..graphic or cursive, ect.
Make sure you have at least 3 packages of white stickers.
Step 5: Apply stickers to grid
Place stickers according to your grid that you have printed out.
Place stickers one line at a time, checking placement with the yardstick.
Make sure all the stickers are firmly affixed.
Your word search is now ready for popcorn, hot chocolate, a little family fun….
….and plenty of unsolicited opinions.
PS Mother and Cousin Candy….you know I love you.