February 25, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

Since all my cards have been delivered as of yesterday, I figured it was safe to finally post them. I only made a few this year due to time constraints and these combined my two loves: laminating sheets and washi tape! As always, pick-up lines are a must. Let's see what made the cut this year!

January 13, 2018

Snowflake Popsicle Ornaments

Here's the second craft from our Holiday Open House. We decided to bring some snow over here by recycling popsicle sticks and puzzle pieces. Super quick and very festive!

January 7, 2018

Handmade Holiday Cards

Here are some of the handmade cards my students made for the Holiday Open House. We used watercolor paints, markers, dot paints, stamps and paper punches to create a variety of designs on blank cards. They came out so cool!

December 31, 2017

2017 Holiday Open House

Here's a look at this year's Holiday Open House as we end 2017! As I've mentioned before, it functions as both a fundraiser for the school and allows parents the chance to check out our campus. I was the committee head again for this year's event! Each class is suppose to make a craft to sell and I had my class make two craft items to sell: greeting card sets and snowflake popsicle ornaments. I also got pictures of crafts made by the other classrooms. Let's check them out!

November 26, 2017

Spy Agent Back To School Survival Kit

Since Thanksgiving Break has ended and I will be back to school tomorrow, I thought I'd share a little craft I did for my staff at the beginning of this school year. Every school year, I like to give my staff a little gift just to thank them for their assistance for the upcoming year. It's something fun for me and it helps get us a little more excited about the year. This year, I decided to make them each a Spy Agent themed survival kit!

November 5, 2017

Bag of Jelly Beans (Jelly Belly) Costume

Another Halloween has come and gone and so has another food themed costume for me. This year, I decided to be a bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans! Using the same pattern as my Strawberry Shortbread Cookies Costume (the red felt was actually extra fabric from that costume) I made this one in about 3 hours. No sewing, just a whole lot of hot glue to keep it all together (and save time). Let's look at some details, shall we?

October 12, 2017

Halloween is Coming!!

Halloween is creeping up fast and that means it's time to make a new costume!  Here's a look back at some of my costumes from the past as I figure out what to do this year. I believe I may continue with a food costume but we shall see!

August 10, 2017

Summer 2017 Student Art Gallery

 I had a couple of posts lined up for the blog but unfortunately my external hard drive (where I had moved the pictures) suddenly died on me. I was going to copy the data onto my new laptop the next day too! (BACK UP YOUR DATA ON MULTIPLE DRIVES!) I'm currently trying to recover the data, hence the lack of summer posting.  

With that said, summer school ended last week and I have a couple of weeks before the new school year starts! One of the great things about working for a special education non-public school is that I get some freedom regarding curriculum. For summers, I like to focus on art to make it a bit more exciting for my kids (and staff). The kids read about the artists, study their art work and then I give them a chance to create the artwork in the style of the artist. Our culminating project is learning how to set up an art gallery that is open for the entire school to view. Fun, right?!

July 16, 2017

Candy Letter Tutorial

Every year, I try to come up with a small thank you gift to give to my staff at the end of the school year as a token of appreciation for all their hard work. This year, I decided on making them candy thank you letters for a fun change. It's pretty straight forward but I've included a tutorial below if you'd like to see the specific candy I used!

June 4, 2017

My Poor, Neglected Blog...

I'll be back soon with a couple of craft projects I've been working on and some random hauls. I have four days before our school year ends and will be enjoying about 3 weeks of freedom before summer school kicks off. Woohoo!