Monday Made It

Projects, projects, and more projects! I think I probably have 7+ projects going on right now! I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It to share some of them! 


I was at Michael's the other day and saw these owls and I instantly knew I had to make these! I like using sticks to call on students...I started this a few years ago. I wanted to make sure I was calling on all of my students and using the sticks ensures that! I've always just used plain popsicle sticks or the jumbo popsicle sticks (tounge depressors), written the students' names on them, put them in a can, and that was that. BUT, when I saw these owls...I knew I had to use them to cutesify (is that a word??!) the name sticks!!! 

It all started here...
Found some cute paper!
 
Jumbo popsicle sticks...

Traced the popsicle sticks on the back of the scrapbook paper...
Paint Mod Podge onto the stick, add the paper, paint the paper, repeat on the back...
 
Once both sides are dry, add the owl..It's a sticker!
What do you think?! I just think my students are going to LOVE them! I am going to let the students pick which owl they want! :)

I have been thinking about the next project all summer...At first, I thought I would make them using scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. BUT, then, I kept hearing about Washi Tape on Instagram, so I had to check this stuff out!!! I am so glad I did! It is pure AWESOMENESS and it made my project a million, billion times easier! Have you tried using Washi Tape yet? You should! I found mine at Michaels!

I am going to use these for my Clip Chart! I just think they are adorable and they will match my owl theme perfectly!!! So much better than plain, old boring clothespins, dontcha think?!! I do!!! 

The last project I am sharing with you is all over Pinterest! I have a few of them pinned...and decided to bring my clipboards home this summer to work on this projcect..Here are just a couple that I have made...

 
Of course I used Mod Podge for these!!! When don't I?! LOL! Are you beginning to see my obsession with Mod Podge?! I literally look at stuff and think, "Hmmmmm, can I Mod Podge this?!!!" 

So, for these clipboards...I started with a clipboard, traced the paper to fit, spread Mod Podge on the clipboard, added the paper, and then spread Mod Podge over the top of the paper, making sure to smooth it out...LOVE them! Way better than just the brown ones! I haven't added paper to the back yet...still not sure if I'm going to. Probably. 

What projects are you working on? Do you have lots and lots on your list like I do? Please share! We all love new ideas. I may not get to it right away...but eventually! 

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15 comments

  1. Wow-they are going to love those owl sticks-too cute! I have a list of things to make, but that's as far as I've gotten-making a list. :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. Thank you! I know...there are just so many things to make! I keep adding awesome ideas to my list that I find on Pinterest and Instagram! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

      Beth :)

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  2. Super cute idea with the large popsicle sticks. I made clipboards this week too.

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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    1. Thank you! I just checked out your clipboards..super cute!! Love all of your ideas! I am definitely adding your magnets to my TO DO List! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

      Beth :)

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  3. Love these ideas!! Thanks for sharing!! I need to do the same with my clip boards but my kids always mess them up...sigh.

    Oh, and you're very welcome for answering your question, hope it helped :)
    Color Me Kinder

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    1. Thank you! I know...I am worried about that, too! But, I know most of the students I will be getting and they are pretty awesome...I think they will take care of them just because they will know they are new! I hope! :)

      Oh my goodness, it helped so much! And, you were right...Easy! Thanks!!

      Beth :)

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  4. Great idea for the washi tape! I'm going to have to borrow that idea! I can't stand the undecorated clips and you just helped me make them cute! I nominated you for the Liebster award. Head over to my blog to pick it up!

    Stacey
    http://rayofkindergartensunshine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! And, thank you soooooo much for nominating me! That is so very awesome!! Wow! I can't wait to post about it. You made my day!

      Beth :)

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  5. Okay, so confession time, I saw you on instagram and went to Michael's that day and got some sticks and cute paper but when I got home I could not find you again... and had to use stickers because my theme is jungle not those adorable owls darn it....but then I decided to make them as a back to school gift for the teachers I work with so I found frogs, sea life, and now am looking for Dr. Seuss...they are soooo adorable. and thanks for sharing how you did the projects that helped. I did mine a little different but same result.
    I have also made the clipboards...but I used spray glue and it worked great....
    I'm your newest follower!
    Liz

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    1. Awwww...that's so cool! Thank you! Wow, are you making class sets for your co-workers based on their themes? That's so nice! What is spray glue?? The Mod Podge spray?

      Thank you for following my blog!!! I am headed over to your blog to follow you right back!

      Beth :)

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  6. Which section do you find the washi tape...I'm new to this obsession too, if you can't tell! I see it on Instagram and see all these Monday made its but have yet to run into it at any store...

    Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

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    1. Hi! I found it at Michaels in the scrapbooking area...BUT, I didn't see it my first go around. I asked someone who worked there and she had no idea what I was talking about! LOL! I knew it had to be there since everyone keeps talking about it...so I just kept looking! It was actually on the end of an aisle...on sale! I didn't realize Washi was the brand... I noticed Scotch had it too, but their patterns weren't as cute! Good luck in your search!!! Keep pressing on! You will find it! :)Thanks for stopping by my blog!

      Beth :)

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  7. Hi Beth! Awesome projects- they are just beautiful. I'm curious though- I tried to do the clipboards and where I had modge podged near the clip stuck to the paper and it ended up being a horrible ugly mess. How do you cover that area?
    Thanks!
    Krystal

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    1. Thanks! Hmmm....Do you mean the part that holds the paper when you are using the clipboard? As it was drying, I would just lift the clip up every once in awhile so it wouldn't stick to the paper...As far as above that space (on the sides of the clip), I traced the pieces to fit. So, in all, I had 3 pieces that I added to the clipboard...the main page and the 2 small side pieces at the top. Does that make sense? If you have any other questions, please let me know. I hope you try again, they are just so cute!

      Beth :)

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    Our K Crew Rocks

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