Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Make-It - August 4

I finished my first month of school, whew.  It has been a challenging month, but we made it.  It seems like that I have been doing lots of creating to balance my busy class, but not a lot of projects getting finished.  My hubby says that I have been brain spinning, a lot.  We went to Disneyland, yesterday, for some stress release and I came home with 4 new project ideas.

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics to share a couple of the projects that I finished this week.




My classroom is a Disney theme, this year - so you will be seeing a lot of Mickey stuff in my room.


I wanted to add plants to my classroom, but I wanted the pots to be cute.




These pots are on the bigger size, 8 inches (I think).  I found everything that I needed for this project laying around in my house, except for the plants.

I painted the outside of the pot white, first.  Then, painted the red or black on - the red and black paint covers better with a base of white.  The polka dots were made with a polka dot sponge that I got at Hobby Lobby, a while ago.

I sealed them with Mod Podge, because I didn't want to go buy a sealer.  It worked great.

I love the way they turned out.


I went to Home Depot before school to buy the plants.  Apparently, when you buy a plant sometimes they include a free lizard as a bonus.  I was putting one of the plants in the pot, 2 hours after I bought it, and there was a lizard on one of the leaves.  I might have let out a little scream, okay, a big scream.  I am so thankful, it didn't decided to leave the plant when I was driving.



I am loving this next project.  It was so much fun to make.  It is a great way to recycle all the stuff that we having laying around the house.  The only thing that I bought were some extra pompoms.  I made one as a sample and my 20 month old grandson played with it for 15 minutes.  Then, he hid it from me - so he could play with it later, lol.  I am going to make him and the twins a set - I guess I need to drink more water.



I made 12 color sensory bottles.  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, white, gray, brown, black and rainbow.



The key is to only fill them up a little more than halfway.  If, you fill them all the way then you can't see all the goodies inside.


Here is a sample of what I put in my yellow bottle. The plastic eggs and paper clips I got from the Dollar Store, earlier in the year.  The ribbon was left over from my center leis.  The flowers are from my scrapbooking bin.  I have a huge container of buttons.


I made sorting mats with the color words, so after they played with them - they could sort by color word.


I made a packet of the directions, photos of all the bottles and the sorting mats.  You can find it here for free.



The next make-it was a result of our trip to Disneyland, yesterday.  I was inspired by this.


A whole wall of Jelly Bellies. They started to look like little pompoms.  I discovered that they had different mixes.  My favorite was this.


A Mickey Mouse mix of jelly bellies.  Which led to this.


After, I had my nap - I went to the Party store and bought some confetti packs to add to the bottle.  It didn't take very much, still have a bunch left.  The crystal Mickeys are from a sticker sheet, the kind that is on plastic.  I left it attached to the plastic and cut around them.


My finished Mickey sensory bottles.  My dad saved the little bottles for me, perfect size for the grand kids.

Have a great week, I'm going to make more bottles - Disney style.


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5 comments:

  1. I love all your projects!!! I thought about doing a Disney theme this year...so cute!!! Have a great year!

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  2. I love those bottles... I gotta drink more of THIS kind of water! See you around!
    Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

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  3. I think the plant pots look great - very colourful!
    Growing Little Learners

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  4. Your sensory bottles turned out adorable, Terri! Love the flower pots too! They are just perfect for your classroom! Hope you are doing well!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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