Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Projects

We had such a great time creating Mother's Day gifts in my classroom today.

Mrs. Lee-Garcia (the amazing teacher across the hall) was generous enough to share the wonderful "Shrinky Dinks" necklace idea with me.  "Shrinky Dinks" is a shrinkable plastic that can be shaped for various craft projects.  

This stuff is incredible. I first cut the "Shrinky Dink" plastic into about 3 inch diameter circles. My students decorated the circles with messages for their mothers.


Then I placed these creations in the oven (preheated to 325) for about a minute. They shrunk to the size of about a quarter. Tomorrow we will tie a ribbon through the "Shrinky Dink" to create a Mother's Day necklace.


We also made stone picture magnets. Thank you Pinterest for this cute idea! 


  1. Hi Jennifer. You have such great ideas! I plan to use a few in my classroom as I will be teaching 5th grade beginning in August. I'm your newest follower. Stop by my blog sometime.


  2. i love your idea for the necklaces . I’m your newest follower. Please check out my blog if you get a chance. Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.
    Thanks, Shanell

  3. Hey! Can you tell I'm feeling nostalgic? *sniff, sniff!* Have a great year this coming year! I'm still working on paperwork for my CA certification, so the job hunt is going S-L-O-W-L-Y. I will be stalking you through your blog to continue stealing your great ideas, though! If I'm ever allowed to have my own classroom in this state, I'll continue to share mine, too! :oP