The Wordclock Grew Up! Well, It had to happen. I first published my WordClock project in September 2009. It was a Microchip PIC based clock, using a PIC16F877A microprocessor. In the last year and a half, I have been constantly improving it, and have adapted it to the Arduino, and even designed an updated controller board for it. Well, It got better. I have discovered how to cut Vinyl stencils, and have been experimenting with Perspex, so I thought it was time to share what I have been playing with.
Job Charts - Setting Up the Classroom Series This post is part of my Setting Up Your Classroom Series. As we continue to get those room ready for the fall, let's chat about the Classroom Job Board. Which is also a classroom management topic. Hand Stitching, part 1 - LA One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :) These are some samples of my past projects-- I like to draw patterns freehand and use my handwriting. However, sometimes I adapt clipart type images to make a more complicated pattern, like the sewing machine or I just stitch the outline of an image I love, like the Goonies "Hey You Guys" silhouette :) I use a Back Stitch for all my hand stitching because it's very versatile and I like the look but you can use any combination of stitches for your projects... there's lots of fun ones! Today, we're going to start with handwriting & transferring your pattern :)
DIY Braided Bead Bracelet - Honestly WTF It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. DIY Lace Earrings - HonestlyWTF Dolce & Gabbana‘s Spring ’11 collection undoubtedly furthered our already fanatical obsession with lace. Honestly, how dreamy is the collection?! We thought we’d make good use of some vintage lace trim we had laying around and turn them into earrings similar to the ones we saw on the runway. And thanks to some tips from a DIY previously featured on Poppytalk, making lace earrings proved be a cinch! Mix equal parts glue to water in a bowl.
The Picture Book Bonanza Continues! It's part two of. . . Picture Book Bonanza! More picture books as recommended by you.(No giant asparagus included.) Becca of Whole Words uses Children Make Terrible Pets to teach plot diagram. Off the Shoulder Sweatshirt: DIY. Inspiration Tutorial Things you need Sweatshirt ~mine is a mens medium~ScissorsPaint PensPencilPaint brush
Decorchick! Changing her world, one project at a time Well Christmas is literally just around the corner, I can’t believe it! And if you are planning on making an advent calendar this year, it’s already time to start thinking about it since they need to be displayed by December 1. :) So I’ve compiled a list of my 10 favorite DIY advent calendars floating around the net, and hopefully you might get inspired to make one of them. :) All of these include tutorials as well, so enjoy! 1. Dollar Store Advent Calendar from Infarrantly Creative 2.
FoldiFun Factory Welcome to my Foldables FoldiFun Factory! I absolutely love foldables! and if YOU love my foldables please leave me some LOVE in the form of comments :) Here is my take on them :) I hope you like them and find them useful in your classroom. Please leave a comment sharing your feedback with me. Foldables are a registered trademark by Dinah Zike. ReStyle a comfy sweatshirt! I am so in love with this restyled sweatshirt. When Amanda sent it my way I think I gasped aload! It's so beautiful, simple and cozy. Who doesn't want to look pretty in something so comfy! Here's how you can make your own... Pioneer Woman Homeschooling Have you guys experienced this duct tape craze? My daughter and her friend discovered it a few months ago, and since then, it’s been all duct tape, all the time in our house. You won’t believe the things you can do with the stuff. They now sell duct tape in all colors. Did you know this?
Using Google in the Classroom-A Series Today I am going to be starting a week-long series on how to use Google in the classroom. We were very fortunate this year and transitioned over to Google for our e-mail system. We got all of the perks that came along with Google, including Google Docs, Calendar, etc.