Monday, May 7, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!
So please show those teachers in your life, past & present, how much they have affected you! I want Gabriel to always be thankful for the good in his life & I try to instill this gratification by example. I always thank people who mean a lot to me, as should he… And I am very thankful for the teacher in his life now…

So over the weekend we crafted this Popsicle Stick Flower Box for Mrs. V. We sure hope she loves it as much as I love the way Gabriel giggles at the feel of the tackiness of the school glue on his fingers! 

Popsicle Stick Flower Box
Popsicle Sticks, buttons, craft “grass” or Easter basket grass, a small box or plastic planter & letters. Many times  I repurpose anything I can find for these projects.  

For each flower, you will need 4 popsicle sticks. We used pre-colored sticks but of course, you can also use wood-hewn ones.

 Take the first 2 sticks & make an “X” . Where the 2 sticks meet in the middle of the “X”, dollop a spot of school glue, then affix the 2 sticks.

On the middle of the “X”, dollop another spot of school glue, then affix the 3rd stick.

Allow the “Flower” part of the craft to dry…
When thoroughly dried & adhered… dollop a spot of school glue to the middle of the back of the flower then affix the “stem” popsicle stick (we used a green one here). Allow to dry.

When affixed/dried, place a dollop of school glue in the middle of the FRONT of the flower, then affix a craft button… Decorate with glitter glue!

For the box part,we re-purposed this cool piece of cardboard (it inspired me to begin with because it looked like a flower box!) from the packaging of our Ipad:

  For the “grass” we used this scrunchy craft  tissue but you can also used scraps of shredded paper painted green or Easter grass. 
Then we (school)glued the stems of our flowers CAREFULLY to one side of the box.And allowed it to dry. Then glued it AGAIN.

Finally, we added a personal touch using adhesive felt letters.
We think it is beautiful.
What do you think?

<3 Lishie & Gabriel

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