Thursday, March 26, 2015

Paper flower spring door

We have been really getting in to the spring spirit in our classroom. So since it is spring time I thought what better way to dress up our classroom door than with rain drops and paper flowers.

 I have gotten so many compliments on the flowers that I decided to give a little tutorial on how to make them.

first I cut a piece of construction paper in half. Then I folded it like you would if you were going to fold a paper fan.

Next I bunched the folds together and stapled them together in the center.

Then I cut the ends of each side to make a point.

Next I brought the the ends together and secured them together to form a semi circle. I repeated for both sides to form a full "circle".

 And lastly I attached each flower to the stems that were already placed on the door.

Here is the finished spring door!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

completed spring wall...

As promised here are photos of our completed spring wall in our classroom... we added a sun, butterflies, and lady bugs. Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Wall...Paper Plate Tulips

Spring is right around the corner and I can't wait! I love bringing the excitement of spring into the classroom with colorful projects. This week we started our Spring Wall. This is one of my favorite weeks because I love the feeling the spring wall brings to the classroom. So far we made Tulips out of paper plates. Super simple.

You will need:

2 paper plates

To start I had each child paint their plates... one was green for the stem and the other was either pink or red... they got to choose. 

After they dried I drew lines where I needed to cut the plates (these are white so you could see the lines to cut along)

The plate that you cute with the triangle will be the flower part and the plate with the rectangle will me the stem.

The I stapled each piece together. Then I put them both together to create the flower.

Super easy and it helps to add color and spring beauty to the classroom. Of course I needed a really cute way to display the artwork which is why this post is called Spring Wall... I added a white "picket fence" and a "tree branch" and placed the flowers just so. And here you have the beginning of our spring wall....

Today we also made lady bugs but they were not dry in time for me to hang them up and take a picture and tomorrow we will make butterflies to add to the spring wall.... with photos to come. So come back and check out the final product!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

St. Patty's day hand print keepsake

Its that time again! We have another holiday right around the corner! I love to do projects with my class that the parents can keep forever... what better way to remember your little one than with their tiny hand prints. Since St. Patrick's day is coming up we make hand print rainbows and a pot of gold. All you need is paint, a pot cut out of construction paper and a tiny little hand.

After we made out hand prints i glued on the pot and added pieces of "gold" and wrote Happy St. Patrick's day with the year so you never forget when your little one made this adorable St. Patty's day keepsake! 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A quick update and 5 favorites for March...

I have been so busy with work and birthdays and other events lately that unfortunately I have not posted. So now I am trying to play catch up! With that said here are my 5 favorites for March: 

  • John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner:

I just recently decided to go back to blonde. Which forced me to change shampoo and conditioner. I decided to give this a try. I love it. It smells amazing and I think it helps keep my highlights looking vibrant.

  • Jeff Nathan Creations Gluten Free Panko Flakes
This product is probably by far the best Panko flakes I have tried so far. The seasoning is just right and you can't even tell that they are gluten free. Since passover is right around the corner these Panko flakes are easier to find... so I stock up this time of year. Normally I have to go on a hunt for this little gem. 

  • Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara 

 I am obsessed with mascara. I have tried tons... Cover Girls Lash Blast Mascara takes the cake for me. I use the regular one but they also make a waterproof. I find this mascara doesn't leave deposits on my contacts and makes my lashes look full and long!

  • Candy Canisters 

 These candy canisters are one of my favorite and cheap storage solutions. They can be used for anything from candy to tea bags, cotton balls, or cookies. With a classic look you can use them in any room with any decor. I use them in my kitchen for tea bags and sugar packets.

  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Lotion
 I don't know about any of you but this winter has been a killer on my skin. My face more particularly. A lot of people spend tons of money on "face cream". I just can't bring myself to spend $10 on a tiny jar of cream so I use baby lotion. It doesn't clog my pores and is light on my skin. Its also hypoallergenic so its perfect for sensitive skin! And its a lot cheaper than that tiny jar of cream!