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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Casey's Last Minute Glow In The Dark Trumpet Project...








As kids normally come to us parents last minute needing some project for school, this is exactly what happened to me last night at around 10:30 pm.

Casey is my 12 year old son and he is in band. He plays the trumpet. For his concert he needed just a simple, simple trumpet that will glow in the dark (under black lights) for his upcoming concert. It needed to be as plain as it could be. He just needed the shape of the trumpet.

So I pulled out my trusty old Cricut and made him this in under 20 minutes. It was very fast. I took plain old poster board and used my 12 x 24 Cricut mat. I used my Gypsy and looked for a trumpet and found it in the Paper Dolls Everyday Cartridge. At least I think it was the Everyday cartridge. My memory is terrible..even from just last night..lol

His trumpet was cut out at 24 inches. First I cut it out in the yellow then decided to cut it out again in the orange. The reason I put a picture of the orange poster board on the
12 x 24 cutting mat is because I wanted to show those who have never used over sized paper or poster board that you can do it.
Just put the poster board on the mat and turn the mat over and cut off the extra. It is easy peasy!!

Then I just layered the 2 trumpets together and used adhesive to put it on the blue poster board. The last picture is of Casey holding his simple poster.

Thank goodness for my Cricut and Gypsy!! I hate last minute projects but this was so easy that I cannot complain.

Thanks for visiting Two Pink Peas! Have a wonderful day!
~Terri

2 comments:

Love That Bug said...

First off, your son is adorable. Second, wow, I never would of thought of using foam board in the cricut. That is definately going on my must try list
Hugs
Stacy

Mandy said...

How many times have I been in the same position,I think I've done more homework in the last few years than I ever did when I was at school..lol..Great job with the trumpet...Thank you for your lovely comment and visit...
Mandy x