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Recycled Magazine Flowers

Here is another unique project that we used for Mother’s Day cards, but would be fun to do any­time! I saw this fea­tured on the One Pretty Thing site, from Fam­ily Fun. My 5th graders had a blast mak­ing these (even the boys, who usu­ally resist any­thing to do with flow­ers!) and it gave me […]

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3D” Flower Collage

My 2nd graders used these whim­si­cal flow­ers for their Mother’s Day cards this year, but you could also make a col­or­ful gar­den pic­ture while teach­ing the con­cepts of sym­me­try and lay­er­ing. Attach­ing the blos­soms with lay­ers of dou­ble stick foam tape gives a fun 3D effect that unfor­tu­nately doesn’t show up well in this picture! […]

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Happy Easter — “Stained Glass” Cross

This is a project I do every year with my Kinders for Easter. It requires a bit more prep than usual, but it’s a great way to rein­force the con­cept of sym­me­try.… plus they look beau­ti­ful hang­ing in the win­dows! 1. Fold a piece of 12x18 black con­struc­tion paper in half ver­ti­cally (length­wise).2. Make a […]

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Hand-Made Envelopes

Kids love to make hand-made greet­ing cards for hol­i­days, but most of these cards don’t fit into con­ven­tional envelopes. Here is an easy way to make your own envelopes, and even add a liner to make them extra-special! To Make an Enve­lope: 1. Lay your card diag­o­nally on a square of paper that is a […]

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Cut Paper Symmetry “Pop-Out” Card

This is a fun card to make for any occa­sion… just vary the col­ors you use and the shapes you cut to suit the hol­i­day or theme! The pop-out fea­ture inside (see below) is an added bonus! Front of Card: 9” x 12” con­struc­tion paper (this will form the “base” of your card) 3” x 9” paper […]

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Box Fold” Pop-Up Cards

The vari­a­tions are end­less for cre­at­ing cards with a fun pop-up fea­ture! You can eas­ily change the “heart” ele­ment in this design to make cards for any hol­i­day or spe­cial occa­sion. Try putting sev­eral pages together to make your own pop-up book! To Make a Box Fold Pop-Up: Begin with two sheets of 9” x […]

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Stained Glass” Ornaments

Don’t miss this FUN project.… it’s a hit year after year!!  Stu­dents in grade 3 and up will love spread­ing Christ­mas cheer when they hang these glow­ing orna­ments on their tree or tie them on pack­ages to give as gifts. All you need is black con­struc­tion paper, tis­sue paper in bright col­ors, scis­sors and glue sticks.… […]

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