Monday Made It is a wonderful thing. Where else can you go to find ideas for home and classroom that are for teachers and by teachers? I've been so excited to link up with Tara - I even took a special drive out to a Hobby Lobby a few counties over to get supplies for my Made-It's. I'm all stocked up and ready to share!
First, I got a really pretty lamp from Bulls-eye on clearance. Then, I picked up a plain, boring lampshade. I had some fishing net and shells left over from another project, and I knew I could do something with it. I also decided on spray adhesive because I thought hot glue would look funny on the front of the shade.
I stretched the netting to where I wanted it, then just sprayed it on. Easy peasy.
Finally, I added shells and a seahorse that were leftover from my Seashell Wreath. Verdict on the spray adhesive? It's a no go- you can see that the netting is falling off already on the right side, and this was just a few hours after it dried. I still don't want to use hot glue...any suggestions?
For my second Made-It, I borrowed an idea from one of Tara's earlier this summer: Brain Bops. I decided to call it Brain Food, and my buckets look much less fun than hers! My plan for the Brain Food bucket is to have the students add a question at the end of a lesson or week, then as a closing activity one day, someone can pull a question and try to answer it or look it up. My kids ask such great questions that we always run out of time to answer!
I picked up some plain buckets at Bulls-eye in the dollar section.
Then added some washi tape, ric rac, or ribbon. I don't really have classroom "colors" or a "theme" (because I'm indecisive) but I like brights so that's what I chose.
I'm also getting ready for BTS at TPT...are you? I added these to my store- click the picture to check them out.
And last but not least, here's a sneak peek of next week's Made It- still in the works.
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