|They're not quite dry in this picture, so the colors aren't as bright & vibrant as when finished,|
plus my lighting was terrible. :(
- glass beads at the Dollar Store (~30-40/package/$1)
- mini cellophane bags (40/$1)
- magnets from the local craft store using a 40% off coupon (55 magnets/$3 w/ coupon).
- I already had Modge Podge.
2. Typed up this template - good for Moms & Dads, Mother's & Father's Day (Get it for FREE HeRe!)
3. Colored the Background and letters (I used colored colored pens and pencils on the first one, and highlighters on the 2nd)
4. Traced the beads onto the words/pictures that I chose to use, then cut them out.
5. Painted Modge Podge onto the back of the bead, then stuck the paper on, and painted over the back of it too. Then I let them dry for a while (couple of hours) before adhering the magnets.
I have magnetic sheets, and they hold up the magnets, but you cannot use the magnets to hang anything, so I recommend buying the round magnets. Also, I just free-handed the Jackson letters with a Sharpie for my recently-turned-six year old nephew. He LOVED rearranging the letters to make other words out of his name, and putting them in order. A great literacy activity for young kids! I think sometime I might make an alphabet!
I haven't quite decided if I'm going to have my students use the template or just write the letters and draw pictures like my student did for Valentines Day, but now if you want to, you can do it too! I think they're pretty darn cute.
One more thing... I work with the Youth/Young Women at my church, and on Sunday I taught a lesson about loving/respecting/supporting our Fathers. At the end of the lesson I had each girl make a card for their dad. I usually make these with my students for Father's Day with my students during summer school. They're super cute and easy to make. I know father's day is a few months away still, but now you have a couple of ideas!