Craft Stick Frog

Stick frog 3Looking for something cute to make, that’s challenging enough for upper grade students? Try this craft stick frog! Since you can position the arms and legs in any shape, each one will look different!

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You’ll need the fat ones (for the body, arms and legs) and the regular skinny ones (cut up for toes and mouth). Make sure you don’t forget the googly eyes! Add a strong magnet to the back and a clothes pin to the body to make it a paper holder for a fridge or a metal filing cabinet.
Stick frog 1 Stick frog 2I recommend building the frog on some wax paper so the frog doesn’t accidentally get glued to the table! Q-tips can help you dab the glue on too. When the frog is dry, paint it green. All done!

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Cool Halloween Ideas for your Classroom

Being a teacher on/around a holiday can be fun… or not. Here are two FUN ways to bring Halloween into your classroom:

Cool Halloween-themed science experiments!Source: Lemon Lime Adventures

Fingerprint Bat Silhouette Craft

Source: Crafty Morning

And just because I enjoyed this joke (from The Berry):
Fake Noodle

George Washington Craft

I was recently at my cousin’s house and saw this awesome craft idea. It’s George Washington! Their 2nd grade class used cotton balls for his hair and a doily for his neckerchief. Simple, cheap materials, and cute. What’s not to love?!

george washington craft

Don’t forget to check out my second giveaway!

Mask Art Project for Upper Grades

geometric maskThis project would have been SO COOL to try with my sixth graders! It’s a geometric paper mask that would be awesome when colored/painted. There’s a free printable and directions at this website. I would try it on your own first before attempting it with your class. Also, be sure to remind your students that they will only get one printable, so go slowly and carefully through the project. This project will definitely take more than one class period, so be sure to plan time for it and get a plan of how to preserve each student’s pieces in between sessions. In addition, make sure kids are proficient with using scissors first. This could be a cool end-of-the-year activity. These are so cool!

President’s Day Craft for Kids

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This is a craft that I did in first or second grade for President’s Day. It’s pretty easy and it turns out really adorable! A few simple cuts and you’ve got a silhouette of President Abraham Lincoln! I’ve put together a printable tutorial page (with words and pictures) to help you out. I’m so grateful for America’s Founding Fathers who stood for righteous principles and laid a foundation for our great country! Enjoy!

Click here for the free printable tutorial page: Lincoln Silhouette Directions