Saturday, December 17, 2011

Gift Idea!

These post-it stands are perfect gifts to make for your fellow teacher friends. Materials needed: 4x6 acrylic frame stand from The Dollar Tree, cute scrapbook paper, ribbon, embellishments, and post-it notes.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Snowman Ornaments
They turned out too cute!

Adding the final touches!

Smiling snowmen!

Begins with a painted hand...

I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it out this year with my first graders. This was an easy one day project. My kids are giving their ornaments to their families for a holiday gift.
Materials Needed: ornaments (I got mine last year for 75% off after X-mas), white acrylic paint, a paint brush, and sharpie markers.

Step 1:  paint the child's hand white with a paint brush
Step 2: have the child wrap their painted hand around the ornament
Step 3: gently push the lower part of their fingers against the ornament
Step 4: let dry (dries within an hour)
Step 5: have child add details to each finger with a sharpie (eyes, mouth, nose, hat, arms)
Step 6: let child choose a ribbon
Step 7: string ribbon through snowman tag poem (see below for download) and attach to ornament

I found several snowman poems online and decided to re-write the words to make it my own. Click here to download my re-written snowman poem to attach as a tag to the ornament with the ribbon.