Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Birthday pencils

I got this great idea (from lesson plan diva) to give the students birthday pencils for their birthdays, and put them in a flower pot and write their names of flower templates.


I bought a flower pot from bunnings, a styrofoam ball from riot, pencils that said happy birthday/happy birthday to you from amazon, already had some crape paper and coloured paper. 

1st I trimmed the styrofoam ball to fit into the pot, I then sharpened each pencil to push through the ball. I placed black sparkly crape paper on top of the ball and pushed the pencils through that to stick into the ball. 


Next I found a flower in google images, and added it into powerpoint. I added a text box and wrote each students name and birthday in a different slide, and then printed 4 per page. 

Next, using some scrapbooking paper I made this happy birthday label to stick on the side....
and wahlah!!! I now have a birthday present to give to each child- ready for the year!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, those are so sweet. I LOVE that idea. And welcome to the teaching profession and blogging. BOTH are very addicting.
    Thanks for joining my blog. I'm now following yours!

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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    1. Thanks Barbara,
      Thanks for following my blog, it is very exciting to get so many great ideas already through sharing resources!
      I love the way my birthday pencils turned out, I now can't wait to take everything into my classroom and set it all up!
      Michelle

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  2. Looks great! Do you have Publisher on your computer? It is great for this sort of thing!

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    1. Thanks Kathy, yes I do- havn't thought of using that yet, so far I have just been using powerpoint. Will look into the publisher though! Where do you suggest I start with it?
      Thanks
      Michelle

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  3. What a cute idea! I just found your blog and am having trouble with your followers button on the side...it is not there for me and when I try to follow you from the top it won't let me!

    I'll keep trying because I am loving your blog!

    Come by and visit me if you get the chance! I have LOTS of *freebies*!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Thanks Heather,
      I am not sure why it is not working, however it is coming up with you in my followers- thank you, it is very exciting to get another follower (nearly up to 10 :-)
      I will definitely come and visit your blog in the next few days and have a good look through it!

      Michelle :-)

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  4. I love this idea!! I just might have to "steal" this one for my kids next year.

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    1. Thanks! Send photos when you have :-)

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