DIY Pointer

Like many homeschooling moms, I have educational posters on my walls. Map of the world. 100s chart. ASL alphabet. And sometimes drawing attention to a certain part of a poster can be a pain, literally a pain in the arm. Also when I use my hand to point out things on a poster, I find that sometimes it blocks out the view of part of the poster.
I wanted a pointer. But not just any pointer, I wanted a long pointer that was small and wouldn’t block LittleMan’s view.

I had seen plastic pointers at Mardel and even Dollar Tree (they looked the same though Mardel’s cost 3 times as much), but the hand at the end was just so big and awkward.

Then I saw this little pencil top eraser at Party City. 25 cents. They had pink, red, blue, yellow, green.
25c Pointer from Suzy Homeschooler (1)
I bought a couple in varying colors and brought them home, not to put on a pencil but to put on a long stick. The same type of stick I used to make our ribbon dancers.
25c Pointer from Suzy Homeschooler (2)
I’ll be honest, I’m NOT fond of how it looks on a stick and as soon as I get the chance, I’ll probably pick up a dowel rod, paint it up pretty, and use that instead. But for now its functional.
25c Pointer from Suzy Homeschooler (3)

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