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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hump Day Craft post: a handful of thanks

We have quite a few student teachers gracing the halls of our elementary building and two of them are leaving us next week.

Since I am always looking for an excuse to make a craft, I decided to make them each a hand print bouquet.

I really like these spring colors. If you wanna make one here's what you need:

An inexpensive vase. I chose white and used a paint pen to put our school colors of orange and black paw prints on it.

Coordinating card stock.
All the students hand prints.
Green pipe cleaners
A flower punch to make the centers.

The flowers are the kids hands rolled and glued by their thumbs. The fingers are curled back. The pipe cleaner stem is placed in the middle and the punch is put on top.

I added the class photo this year. (not pictured) One side has a goofy pic and one side has a serious pic. I put it on a holder and placed it in the middle of the arrangement.

The tag reads "a handful of thanks".

If there is any interest, perhaps I will make a video tutorial.

Happy hump day

8 random thoughts:

TortugaRachel said...

What an awesome idea! When I did my student teaching, my master teacher gave me a tote bag she had made herself and filled it with a bunch of teacher supplies. The kids made me cards and we took pictures the last day.

Becca said...

What a cute idea!

Mitch Block said...

These are really fun. (But I don't know how I would get all your kids handprints. I wonder if it works with others... Hmmm...)

becca said...

how cute

Kristie Maynard said...

Very cute idea! I've never seen anything like these. You are so sweet to make these for the student teachers!

septembermom said...

What a great idea for a gift! I am sure they loved it.

septembermom said...

What a great idea for a gift! I am sure they loved it.

Scattered Scrapper said...

Cute cute idea! Would love a video tutorial. I think these would be great to do with my Sunday school kids. Did I mention a video tutorial would be awesome?? As if you don't have enough to keep you busy...

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