Something I made this weekend: a very Alaskan chalkboard. First, I scored some bear bread. If you have never heard of bear bread, it's a hard fungus that grows on trees. Here's a few fine bear bread specimen (in my creepy scientist voice) in their natural habitat for you to gander.
While writing this post, I started to wonder why we call it "bear bread" in the first place. Google couldn't really tell me, so if you have a link with info, please post it in the comments! I may or may not have just looked at a whole lot of different recipes for beer bread while searching, but that's not the same, so.....anywho...Here's what it looks like in all of its nature naked-ness on a Dr.Pepper (diet!) case.
Whammy! Chalkboard spray paint. Glorious.
And here he is sittin pretty for his outdoor photo shoot (on my front porch). I plan on putting him in the classroom and writing little reminders to students on him.