Monday, March 4, 2013

Introducing Mervin

One of the most useful, recognizable objects in my patch is Mervin. Mervin started out as a sad little wooden critter, partially hidden in the clearance rack at A.C. Moore:

I scooped him up and rationalized decided that I could spiff him up with a bit of paint! After a little acrylic paint lovin', he transformed into this handsome devil:

Mervin currently houses my student name sticks. If you don't have a set of sticks, YOU SHOULD TOTALLY MAKE SOME! They are such an easy weekend project, and they make random selection a breeze! Mervin makes the cutest little stick receptacle, and my students think he's our class pet. I have no problem with that, since he is easy to care for and basically immortal ;) 

<3 Kelsey


  1. Welcome to blogging Kelsey. I hope you love it as much as I do. It has been so encouraging to me.

    I LOVE Mervin. He is adorable and you did a great job helping him look even more handsome. We can always rationalize buying something for our classroom, right??? It IS our 2nd home. =)

    Be sure and add a follow button when you get the chance. I would love to follow you. Hop over and visit when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

    1. Just added the button! Thanks for the kind comment, SO nice to meet you! :) It is WAY too easy to justify spending money for classroom goodies...sometimes I have to remind myself that I still need to buy groceries ;)