I am excited to link up with the amazing Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made-It summer series!
I was a busy bee last week finishing up the school year. Of course, I procrastinated and was working until the last minute getting some end of the year gifts made for my students
(inspired by the blogging world, of course!).
Made It #1
I used this AMAZING resource to create end of year buckets from the Teacher's Clubhouse!
This package comes with more than just the bucket goodies too!
My buckets don't include nearly as much loot as the buckets by Amanda at Teaching Maddeness did, but I love how they turned out and will definitely use them again!
1. In the buckets, I included the "Stay Cool Kid" tags with two freezer pops:
2. "You'll Blow Everyone Away in 5th Grade" wrapped around a package of gum:
3. 25 "Things To Do This Summer" besides TV/Video games handout (orange paper)
4. Smile File by 3rd Grade Thoughts filled with Cards:
5. iMovie of the year burned to a DVD for each student
I love how the letters turned out for the names on the buckets!
The paper with adhesive backing worked better than I thought it would.
The paper came in half sheets and I placed it on my Cricut mat to cut. I used Ashlyn's Alphabet for the girls' names and Plantin Schoolbook for the boys' names.
The paper peeled off usually with the letters still on the mat. The "H" in this picture didn't stay on the mat, but it peels out easily from the paper and then the backing comes off just like the others.
I used my Cricut spatula to peel the letters off the white paper to place on the buckets.
Made It #2
Customized Clipboards! I just love how these turned out for gifts!
I was originally inspired by this pin:
I gathered my supplies.
Cricut to cut out the names
Inking "cat eyes" for letters and edges of paper
Here is some of the paper I used. My daughter's teacher LOVES the beach and used to live in Florida, so I chose a beach theme for her.
I love my Creative Memories trimming tool:
I trimmed paper and used a corner rounder on the edges. The picture shows the paper on the back of the clipboard with me using the corner rounder from Creative Memories.
I inked the edges of the paper in a brown ink.
Then, I mod podged the clipboard and adhered the trimmed paper to the clipboard.
I cut an accent paper strip to the clipboard and mod podged that.
Letters and the heart were cut using the Cricut and I inked those in a darker pink before mod podging.
I applied two coats of mod podge over the entire clipboard except under the actual clip.
I was afraid that it would stick to the clip.
Here are pictures of the backs of the clipboards:
Close up of tag on the back:
I used this Varnish to seal the mod podge after it dried.
I have learned from past practice that the mod podge will eventually peel if you don't apply a clear coat of a varnish over it.
Two of the items I used in these projects are absolute Must-Haves for me so I am linking those up with the sweet Sabra at Teaching With a Touch of Twang.
My two Must Haves are my Cricut and Creative Memories trimmer.
They both are so convenient and save me SO much time!!
See you tomorrow for the last Tried It Tuesday of June:)