You are all the craftiest folks I know and I could use your help! If you are a friend, a reader, a commenter, a lurker, a stumbler, or just an other; I need to pick your brains.
Here is the deal, every class at my son’s school decorates 1 chair which is then put up for auction to raise money for the school. I was asked to be responsible for the K chair. I was thrilled and flattered! I picked this wonderful (but in retrospect more work!) vintage desk and chair.
My first ideas were:
-sort of decoupage but of what? The children?
-A stencil of words to describe the school.
-Chalk board paint and…?
– a paint by numbers kind of thing. I am thinking about using a photo of the AMAZING teachers (which would open up bidding to other grades and not be so specific to the parents in this current K) A friend suggested I use the Obamicon but it didn’t quite come out right.
-My very first idea was to have the kids rip strips of fabric and weave it in the slats of the chair but while I like the symbolism I think it would look a mess.
My sense is that in the past the children have had varying levels of participation. I was hoping the woodshop teacher would let me bring in the pieces so the kids could help sand as a choice during woodshop. And hopefully they could be involved a little bit more than that as well.
Any ideas? Links? Suggestions? Half formed visions? Exact drawn out plans? I welcome any and all suggestions. PLEASE HELP.
Oi vey, I am starting to panic.