Sorry for the delay in posting! It’s been cah-razy around here!!
Here is the May song for you! Hope you like it!
I also wanted to quickly share with you a super fun and easy mother’s day idea with you before it’s too late!
Aren’t they PRECIOUS!?!
These are actually mine :) I had my girls make me some too so I could show you since we’re not done with them yet in class.
Here is what you need:
I LOVED Shrinky Dinks as a kid! My brother and I made all the pieces for a Christmas mobile one year! My mom hung it up every year for us. I found my pack at Michaels. They are about $6 a pack.
You need a pretty good sized circle to start with – about 3 inches or so – I traced the lip of a styrofoam cup. You could also use a big circle punch, but mine didn’t punch it out very well.
Cut out the circles and punch a hole in the top – you could do this after they have drawn their picture, but don’t forget! After you bake it, it’s too late to punch a hole. (Unless you use a dremel!)
Have your kiddos use a colored pencil to draw a picture of themselves and their mom. I also used a sharpie marker to write their initals and the year on the back (the shiny side!)
Set your oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with a piece of brown paper bag. Set your pieces colored side up. It goes super fast, so be ready!
Gather any children in your house to watch – they think it’s SUPER cool!
It only takes a minute or two. They will shrink and curl up and then go flat. Wait about 30 seconds after they get flat and take them out. I used another cookie sheet and just pressed down on top of them for about a minute until they were cool.
Add a jump ring…
And some elastic cord and beads…. and voila!
Now, my kiddos at school certainly won’t be using these fancy beads! They are from my personal stash, and are a bit too spendy to use. I have a TON of pony beads that I’ll let my kiddos use. I don’t think their mom’s will mind!
Hint: When you tie your elastic cord, add a tiny drop of super glue to the knot to keep it tight!
I’ll be sure to post the finished product! What fun crafty things are your kiddos making for the special lady in their lives?