Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankful for great teachers!

Some thanksgiving crafting! Our boys attend an absolutely wonderful preschool.  We are SO happy with our choice to enroll them in their school. So we made some crafts to say "thank you".  Of course, I did 99.8% of the work, but the boys did pick out the paper and decided which teacher should get which clipboard.  This was a really cheap, fun and easy project to do.

1.  Bought cheap plain clipboards.
2.  Cut out scrapbook paper (already on hand) and adhered (with spray adhesive) to the clipboard.
3.  Modge-podged (yes, thats a verb) over the entire top and sides.
4.  Printed out some funky letters on scratch paper, then used them as a pattern and cut out the same letters on coordinating scrapbook paper.
5.  Adhered the letter to the clipboard and modge-podged over the letter. 
6.  Added a note pad on top, with a letter of thanks, singed by the boys. 

Voila!
Close-up of the letter for Miss Wendy :) Isn't it cute?
Now, wouldn't you want to carry around this clipboard all day?!?
Keep this fun and thrifty craft in mind when you need something quick and inexpensive for someone you're thankful for! AND, wouldn't they be so cute hung on the wall by a desk or organization-station?

AND, I know you can buy cute clipboards, probably way cuter than this....but they aren't personalized, and I'm pretty sure they won't have my boys fingerprints in the modge podge :)

7 comments:

Choose Joy said...

ARE YOU A MODGE PODGE ADDICT? We are too! Those would be great in a kitchen to hold chore lists...or grocery lists. Thanks for the idea!!!!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

CUTE! I'm going to need a vat of modge podge for all the projects on my list! Glad we're not at the same school! ;)

Hilary said...

i love this idea! so very cute and creative. :)

Alisa said...

Yay!! Thanks for the shout-out post! Loved seeing you and your 4 fellas. :)

Nicole said...

Yay for Mod Podge!!! Love your clip boards! I really wanted to make one of those back when I was teaching and never did. Maybe now I'll have to make some for my teacher friends. I'll make anything with Mod Lodge :)

Healthy Branscoms said...

I love your blog! :) I became a follower! :) Erin

une autre mère said...

How in the world did I miss this post?!? I feel so behind on your blog. What is wrong with me?!? This craft is completely awesome. I will be totally stealing this idea for Addie's teacher this year! Thanks!! :)