Today was the last class of the semester and in honor of Easter Monday, we made Bejeweled Crosses. It signifies that we are all jewels in the eyes of Christ and he sacrificed His Life for us all. These were some of the beautiful crosses that our class created.
Apr 12, 2011
After a long winter, Spring is finally here. This project students made Bird feeders using simple items such as pine cones, shortening, bird seeds, and yarn. Several students took the opportunity to hang them on trees after they were completed.
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Mar 28, 2011
Green projects always give a great sense of pride. Not only did we make something we will use again and again, we made it from recycled juice pouches. We used empty, clean juice pouches to make wallets. We whip-stitched them together and added little special touches to them. Some students added beads, others added foam embellishments. Not are they fun to look at and carry around, they are great to keep loose change in. Juice pouch wallets, work great for gift cards, library cards, receipts, Chuck E. Cheese or Arcade Coins, prize tickets or a little keepsake pouch. My students did a great job on these.
|This is a sample of the project. I whip stitched yellow ribbon around the border and put a little zig zag of hot glue at the top near the closure. I made a little faux snap with a purple floral bead with a yellow bead inset.|
|This pouch is was made by a student whose favorite juice pouch flavor is wild cherry. The student also decorated the closure with her initial.|
|This is an awesome pouch. The silver and green looks hip together. This juice pouch wallet was done by a Kindergartner! Great Work!|
|This was made by a second grade student. The heart looks fantastic on this wallet.|
|This was made by one of my older students. Blue was a great choice!|
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Mar 14, 2011
Writing letters has been replaced with email. It is a lost art. To encourage our students to write letters to family and friends, we explored the world of Mail Art. Mail Art is turning a simple envelope into a work of art. Mail Art is creating an envelope that will be cherished for years to come. Mail Art is using your imagination to make something beautiful that will make someone smile as they check their mailbox. The following are brilliant envelopes that will be as fun to use as they were to make.
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|We started off with a clean Altoid Mints tin.|
|This one has a spritz of red glitter around the top and a funky leopard print around the edge of the tin.This was the example I made for the class to see. It will be great for lipstick, make up and tissues.|
|The tin has a fun animal print on the side.|
|This tin was used for mini legos.|
|This tin had 4 chickens on it, all with googly eyes!|
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|Personalized frames say it all!|
|Personalized frames give it such a special touch.|
|The sprial pasta also known as "wacky mac" gives this frame movement.|
|This frame looks almost good enough to eat.|
|The glitter glue smiley faces and the glitter heart just makes you want to smile.|
|The choice of the color green gives this one a special touch.|
|This is definately a Sports Fan.|
|This frame just pops with happiness!|
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Feb 23, 2011
Some of my younger students got creative and used chenille sticks, also known as pipe cleaners to string there beads as pictured as the bracelet that is on the far upper right portion of the picture.
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