Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pinterest lovers, eat your heart out!

SO. Last week when I looked around my classroom I realized I had taken my students on a journey through my pinterest boards. There were pinterest activities going on everywhere. And how often do we all say and/or think, "Man I have so many things posted on Pinterest, but I never make anything!"

I was actually pretty proud of myself for creating so many things off of my pinterest boards that I just HAD to share them with you. And hope that you give an ounce of care about what projects I'm ACTUALLY doing off of my boards. (Hello, this blog is SUPPOSE to include crafts too. I try to remind myself of this!)

1. Let's start with some Reindeer. I had my students make their hand prints in brown paint. When they were dry I laminated and hot glued on eyes & a nose, & added a string so they could have them has an ornament for their parents!


2. Moving on to snowmen. I pinned this idea a while ago and just love it. The one I pinned is with hot glue, but we made ours with Elmer's glue and they turned out so cute! Definitely give yourself plenty of drying time. My sample one took a few days.


3. Size sequence trees. I'm not sure of the originator of this idea, but I saw them pinned many times on pinterest. I love how individual each one of them turned out!


4. Triangle Santa. I found him on A Cupcake for the Teacher & pinned it. I think we made him like two days later! Loooove loooove this idea! As you can see, my faces are a little different!


4. Glitter ornaments. I pinned this one over the summer I believe! The one I pinned uses ink & glitter. I happened to find a simpler one using a floor polish & glitter. I LOVE them. They look store bought & are so easy! What an excellent way to easily make ornaments in the exact colors that you want! Click here to check out the floor polish version.


Closer up on my crafting table while they were drying.

5. White chocolate peppermint popcorn. The first time I saw this idea it was with chex cereal & I didn't pin it. In my quest to relocate it, I found the popcorn version & loved this one even more. I thought it was different since you see SO MANY different chex recipes. Not to mention it turned out to be DELICIOUS. My mom and I ate so much of it! We also added powdered sugar to it. The recipe didn't call for that. You can see in the photo above how I packaged it to give to some teachers at work for gifts! :)


6. This one isn't a pinterest idea. This was mine & my para's gift to the students. I've had several children mention that they don't have crayons at home. I think every home should have at least 1 box of crayons! So, one of us bought crayons & one of us bought the coloring book. Both can be found for a little under a dollar so it wasn't necessarily that expensive. We bundled them up and voila!

PS: Like my PINK tags? My printer was clearly low on ink!

Hopefully you are either out of school already, or today was your last day. If you have to work tomorrow, I have incredible sympathy for you! Do you have any plans to actually get around to anything on your pinterest boards while you're home on break? Any delicious cookie recipes you have found and want to share?!
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10 comments

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

These all look great!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Kristin said...

Great stuff, Erin!!! Those Santas are adorable and I love the crayons/coloring book idea. So sweet!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Sharon said...

These are so cute! I am so obsessed with Pinterest! Sharon
Ms. McBee’s Kinderbugs

Tovah Thinks said...

I don't know you personally, but I absolutely love your blog. You are so creative and I love that you are willing to share your ideas along with instructions on how to complete them! Thank you for kindness and I wish you the best! Merry Christmas!

Erin said...

Thanks everyone! I was just so tickled with myself for having done so many things off of pinterest! haha and now I'm dying to make more of those ornaments since I gave them all away!

Not to mention it's so neat to put the pictures of the things side by side!

Katherine said...

Love seeing the side by sides! Cute stuff as usual, I too made the ornaments LOVE them! Enjoy your break you deserve it!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Hey girl I love the way your triangle Santas came out!! Glad you liked them!! :) I also love the side-by-side!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Tamara L. Chilver said...

White chocolate peppermint popcorn sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing! Happy blogging!

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Katie said...

I always found that crayons were a wonderful gift that the students loved, so I would stock up on those at back-to-school time because they are very inexpensive...usually less than 50 cents each! Thanks for all of the great ideas :)

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