Monday, June 24, 2013

monday made it: sunshine and glitter

I have been super busy keeping up with these 2:

This was so fun! If your public library does puppet shows.. go! Ours does a wonderful job!

Canoeing at Camp preview day... Almost counting down the days until Camp... Need a little break :)

It's been a month since we've been out of school.. He finally passed the swim test! Thank goodness!
So, now I can show you a few things that I got to work on today for school on:

I got a few things done today that I am going to need... eventually! Still putting off going back to my room so I am just getting a few things together to take up there. 


These are super easy to make! I mixed blue and green glitter. 

What you need: 
  • clothespins
  • glitter
  • small paint brush
  • mod podge
What to do:
  1. Pour glitter onto a paper plate. 
  2. Use your small paintbrush to put mod podge on one side of the clothespin. 
  3. Dip the side you put mod podge on in the glitter and set to the side to dry. 
  4. After drying, re-paint your clothespins with mod podge. This will set the glitter so it won't fall off all year. 
Super duper easy! 


So usually I just use plain old clips or craft sticks for pick sticks but I saw someone made these for reading pointers and thought those are in genius for pick sticks. 

1. Write names on sticks. 
2. Put in cup with gems on top. (That one above will not be the one I use at school.. improvising at home!)
3. Pull a stick and call on that person. 
4. Turn stick over so I can't see the gem... I also know not to choose that stick again!

Perfect, right? 


Covered a pringles can with:
Got this gift wrap from $1 bin at Target! I got all they had left... Thinking a bulletin board is in order...
All I need to do is actually add the rulers... when I finally decide to go to school! lol

I also got these on clearance rack:
$4 a piece.. I got 4! Couldn't beat that deal! 
So, that's about it for me today! I'm heading out to the pool and then hopefully checking out some other Monday Made Its when the kids give me another minute to myself again tonight! 

Oh, yeah... One more made it....

I turned one of Addison's over sized t-shirts into this. Too cute! 

Have a great rest of the day! 


  1. eeeeekkkk! I love that t-shirt you transformed! I have been wanting to do one of those! Maybe for my next made-it! I have been looking everywhere for some chevron fabric/paper for bulletin boards with no luck. I almost feel like I may not be looking hard enough since it is "in" right now.

    Hope camp comes fast!

    Lil Bit Country In the Classroom

  2. I use the stick idea in my classroom too, yours are way cuter than mine though! Love the rulers container too!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. True dat.... but a smaller frame for a smaller face and the rounder aspect of the lens also helps with my particular chin-cheek bone combination.
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