Chalkboard signs have been all the craze lately. You literally see them in every cake smash and birthday milestone photo sessions. And most recently; baby showers, engagements and even wedding receptions. They can get pretty expensive to purchase online due to the customization, but it’s actually super easy to make your own.
Perler Beads. Most of us have them. They only bother me when I step on a straggler every now and again. Otherwise, they have been pretty good to me. If I need to get something done or need a few minutes of peace and quiet, I whip out the Perler Beads. They allow my little ones to be creative and create their own masterpieces. I am always amazed at their concentration level every single time!
This craft is so simple that anyone can pretty much make it. We have buckets of Perler Beads (yes, buckets) and they’re fairly inexpensive so this is something you can do time and time again, without breaking the bank.
Seriously, when I saw this idea somewhere online….a part of me wanted to get up and dance! It was the perfect gift for a perfect teacher. I was more than excited to take on this challenge and while it did take time, the end result was totally worth it. Tears of happiness!
I took photos of all the children against a solid colored background and asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up. I then imported all of my images into photo editing software and carefully cut the backgrounds out. I then added their names and future professions, I printed the image on 11″ x 14″ photo paper at Costco for only $3.99. (Total SCORE!)
I found a frame on Amazon and once it arrived, I couldn’t wait to put the image inside. The end result was nothing short of amazing! Bunbun’s teacher absolutely loved her gift and said it was one of the most creative gifts she had ever received. Sometimes, a little effort can go a long way. She will always remember her Kindergarten class of 2015!
Interested in making one of these for your child’s teacher? Leave a comment or shoot me an email. If there is enough interest, maybe I can upload the artwork I created for these professions…
Student names have been removed for safety.
When I saw Clicky Pix’s ‘UP’ classroom door, I couldn’t wait for the end of the school year! I reused the clouds I had made for our Lorax bulletin board, grabbed the house image from Google and cut it out. I cut all of the letters in the Teacher’s lounge, blew up a each balloon and stapled it all onto the board. Once I had the balloons in place, I found some leftover yarn in the classroom and attached them at the bottom in a point and stretched them up toward the balloons. I added my house on top and we were ready to start the countdown! Each day, a child wrote the countdown number and stapled it to the board and we counted down the days to summer together.
It was so much fun turning Bunbun’s Kindergarten class into little flowers this Spring! I made a chain link rainbow out of construction paper scraps and drew my little watering can with the projector. The grass was a single strip of bulletin paper and I used the Martha Stewart Fringe Scissor to create the blades of grass. I then cut the letters in our teachers lounge and added them to the pink poster board for an extra pop of color. The students loved looking for each other on their flowers and her teacher really appreciated the wording on the door.
What fun Spring decorations and/or themes have you used?