Monday Made-It- August 4

Back to School, Classroom Set-Up
I’m linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made-It.
This week I made my new bday student gift. My kids loved the crazy straws last year so I decided to do those again.  Here’s how I made it…
 
1. Buy Crazy Straw from the Dollar Store – 6 came in a pack…

2. Make a little tag so people know what it’s for. 

3. Cut out circles. I saw this done before and liked that they looked like little balloons once they were finished. I used cardstock paper from Michaels and also my Martha Stewart Circle Cutter (love this tool!)

4. Then, I glued on the note and then taped the straw to the back. I tried hole punching and tried to put the straw through the circle, but it just looked bad and squished the paper, which I didn’t like. So….tape it is!

5. Then, I made the little container to hold them. I love the plastic paint containers/buckets (not sure what these are really called) from Michaels. I cut scrapbook paper and taped it inside. I love the colors on this paper and love the polka dots.

And voila – here it is!

Since these containers only hold so much without falling over I decided to have 2 – 12 straws in each…. I thought about getting the big container but also didn’t want them falling all over if it was too big. So, I decided to stick with the smaller size and have two.

Hope everyone has a good Monday!

Also, be sure to check out the TPT Blast Off Back to School Sale – my whole store is 20% off and technically 28% off with the TPT code “BTS2014”

Follow me on…
 
 
 
 

Previous Story
Next Story

You Might Also Like

No Comments

  • Reply
    Ana María
    August 4, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Hi, I'm Ana from Spain. I like your blog. I have been teacher for 23 years. I am always looking for new ideas, and young teachers like you have lots of them. I'll do my best to write a bit in English in my blog of teacher "Una maestra al borde de un ataque de nervios" (http://anahannah.lacoctelera.net/), because I have another about patchwork. I repeat: your blog is very interesting. Thanks for it.
    kisses from Madrid.

  • Reply
    Kim
    August 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I love the birthday crazy straws. I think that will be my project for this week. I was getting bored with birthday pencils. So creative. Thanks for sharing!

    Kim
    Quinnessential Lessons

  • Reply
    Jordan
    September 2, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Thanks Kim! I used to do pencils too, but it's fun to change it up every once in awhile.

    Jordan
    Team V's Second Grade Fun

  • Reply
    Jordan
    September 2, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Hi Ana!

    Thanks for the sweet comments all the way from Spain! Glad you're finding the blog useful! Hope you're having a good school year!

    Jordan
    Team V's Second Grade Fun

  • Leave a Reply