Well here is the Joy sign we made as part of Christmas Craft Day.....simple to make and together with the Pine cone Skier this was the most popular craft of the day.
piece of corrugated cardboard 5"x15"
red and white wrapping paper
Cut your cardboard to size...I precut all 120 signs before craft day.
Cut out your JOY letters using the red and white wrapping paper. At school I used the die cut machine to precut all the letters but you can use my template if you wish.
Using white acrylic paint or gesso paint the cardboard white.
Add a coat of Mod Podge and then lay out your letters on top. Add a top coat of podge. The kids had a great time doing this and we only had a few "YOJ"s from the Grade Ones.
While the podge is still wet you can add your sequins. You can use tacky glue as well to ensure the sequins stay on.
The kids went thru thousands of sequins and in the end we were using leftover multicolored ones to add that sparkle.
Using a knitting needle punch 2 holes for the hanger. Wrap a piece of wire (22 inches) around a pencil...stretch it out a bit and then tie into your holes. Add a silver bow and let dry.
As you can see it was a great time on Friday....120 kids ...12 crafts...30 plus Moms,Dads, and Grandmas.
Thanks everyone for coming out and making our Craft Day a huge success!!!
We used acrylic paint and glitter glue for highlights. I just finished sealing them with 2 coats of Duraclear yesterday.
Great job Grade 4!
If I find some time I'll try to post the last few crafts from Christmas Craft Day...if not I want to take this chance to wish everyone a fantastic Holiday and I'll see you soon with lots more projects from you know "that artist woman"