Today I am partnering up with Michaels Craft Store on Instagram! I am running their Instagram all day long, sharing my Dr. Seuss inspired crafts for their #Create2Educate crafting competition! For more information on the crafting contest, read HERE!
All of the crafts I am sharing today are using old Dr. Seuss books. When I was cleaning out and organizing my classroom library, I recognized that several of my Dr. Seuss books were torn, colored in, or missing pages. Each year, I go over how to take care of books, but after several years of "TLC" many of them were worn out. I wasn't surprised, because the kids LOVE reading these books! Instead of throwing them away, I decided to make come crafts using the pages.
Last week, I shared my Dr. Seuss Decor on my blog. For all of the details on how I made these thin canvases, you can check out this blog post.
Do you ever make a little back to school gift for your team teachers? I thought magnets would be the perfect little gift for my teammates!
To make the magnets, I found small images and traced them around the glass stone. I cut them out and Mod Podged them to the stone. Once they dried, I hot glued a magnet to the back. I bundled them with cellophane to give to my team teachers when I go back to school!
I really wanted a cute banner to hang above my class library! At Michaels I found some pre-cut stationary and used them for my banner shapes! I found some colorful Dr. Seuss illustrations, and cut them in a rectangle shape to fit inside cards. Using Mod Podge, I glued the illustrations down to the paper, then I added glitter sticker letters to the cards. I hole punched the cards and added some ribbon so I could hang them in my room!
You can see my Dr. Seuss banner says, "We can read!" I think it is the perfect slogan for my little ones!
For my last craft I made some bookmarks! I think as a primary teacher, it is our job to get children excited about reading. One simple thing that can help with the process is the reward of a bookmark! I found these pre-cut bookmarks at Michaels and thought they would be PERFECT for me to add some Dr. Seuss illustrations to!
To make the bookmarks, I found and cut illustrations that would fit inside the rectangle shape. I used Mod Podge to glue the images down. Once they were dry, I added cute ribbon and they were DONE! They were super simple and quick to make!
Come join me on Instagram today (@ApplesAndABCs) to see my Michaels posts!