Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

We are off to a great start with a brand new year! I am just now getting around to posting these "Family Gifts" which my students created for their families for Christmas. In the past, my students have created ornaments, but this year I wanted to do something different. I purchased $1.00 pictures frames (diploma kind) at the dollar store for each one of my students. I cut white cardstock paper to fit each frame. I called the students back in small groups to ink their fingertips using a chocolate brown ink pad. I provided white, red, and black circles (made from the click of a hole punch)for students to use for reindeer eyes and noses. Students used fine-tipped markers to add other details, such as antlers. Look how cute these prints turned out!
Oh, what fun! The students wrapped up their reindeer prints (with my help of course), and added a tag to the package, along with ribbon and bow. Families can set these out on display for years to come! I am surely doing this project again next year!