Hello! Things have been a little crazy here. I didn't forget I had a blog, but I was too tired to tend it lately. I made something this week that made me happy and proud, so I thought I'd share it with you, because who doesn't love a little paper crafting joy?
Did you know it's teacher appreciation week? At Charley's school they had a luncheon and every class made a thank you craft that one of the parents organized. I volunteered to head-up his class's craft, because a) I love his teachers and b) I love making stuff! Here's what I did...
His room is the Jack-in-the-Pulpits room, so each kiddo colored a flat piece of paper cut into a curvy shape that I then curled/folded into the flower shape (it was my friend Magda's idea to make them 3D like that...do you have a graphic designer friend? If not, you need to find one *now,*because they have nothing but good ideas). Each child also each wrote a letter on a bunting triangle to spell out the message "We Love our Teachers." If you look closely you'll notice that one has a backwards "E" and another is upside-down (so it's blowing up in the breeze). I love that! I had to stop myself from making more bugs and plants, because it was really fun.
Turned out pretty neat, don't you think? Here's another plug for The Scrap Box if you live anywhere near Ann Arbor. I bought all the scrapbook papers there for a pittance.
Are you familiar with the books by Lorena Siminovich? When I was gathering ideas for this project and pulling out board books from our home library I realized that we have a whole bunch of her books! She creates amazing illustrations with paper collage. Check her out and happy creating!
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