Anywayy.. now is the time where I will admit how much of a loser I am. I spent a good chunk of time yesterday & today looking through all of the Monday Made Its over at 4th Grade Frolics. Now, if you have ever linked up over there (which I'm sure many of you have), you know that over 100 bloggers link up each week (169 this past week, to be exact). And yes, I looked through ALL of them. But I had good reason!! I knew I wanted to make a trip to Michael's & I wanted to get some good ideas & inspiration. So that's acceptable.. right?? Plus, I pinned a whole bunch of ideas for future reference! (Make sure you follow my Pinterest Boards!)
Well, here's what I made:
Claire over at Live, Laugh, Love, Teach made silent dice for a multiplication game. Luckily, I already had the foam cubes & planned on making some type of math dice. Once I saw hers, I had to get to work. You can see her dice & grab free recording game sheets HERE.
You can get these foam dice at The Dollar Tree.
I looove these paint pens! They work very well!
Voila! The blue ones really don't look that blah in real life.. just in this picture.
That was my accomplishment yesterday. Then today I took a trip to Michael's and Walmart, here's what I picked up:
These were from Michael's. See those packs of paper? Buy one for $3.99, get the other for 1 cent! And with paper that cute?? I couldn't resist. I also found one of those apple timers that I really wanted =)
These were from Walmart. As you can see, I bought Duck Tape from both stores.. unfortunately I realized too late that they are cheaper at Walmart! I'm going to use the table cover for my bulletin board & I plan to decorate those clipboards soon. Oh, and I'm impatient and couldn't handle having my laminator & no laminating pouches (even though, the ones I ordered from Amazon should be here in a couple days), so I just had to buy some for the time being. Rational? No. Exciting? Yes =)
When I got home, I got right to work. I've wanted to make those READ letters that I see all over Pinterest & blogs for so long. Here's my version:
It's may be kind of hard to tell in the picture, but the colors are bright blue & lime green to match my classroom theme. What do you think?!
Here's how I made it:
1. Traced the wooden letters onto scrapbook paper (face DOWN so that there were no pencil marks on the outside of the paper).
2. Cut out the traced letters.
3. Covered the front of the wooden letter & the back of the paper letter with Mod Podge (I think it's easier to use a sponge brush, but I didn't have one so a paint brush worked just fine.)
4. Place the paper letter onto the wood and flatten out all of the ripples. I added the strips of zebra print scrapbook paper once the main color was smoothed out. Let sit for 10 minutes or so.
5. Brush on a coat of Mod Podge over the front and sides of the letter to make everything stay put & for a nice finish. Let dry for another 10 minutes.
I can't believe I have never used Mod Podge before! It's so easy to use! I loved making these letters (I'm already thinking about what word I want to make next..)
So that's it! What have you made lately??