So my Monday Made-It consisted of finishing one of my projects from last week and starting a new one!
Monday Made-It #1: Finish All About Me teacher big book
I'M FINALLY DONE!!! (Except for laminating, but I'll do that tomorrow!) And I have to tell you, it was TOTALLY worth all the effort. This is not only going to be a perfect way to introduce myself to my students, but can be a wonderful way for their parents to learn about me as well!
Here are a few pictures of the almost finished product :)
Monday Made-It #2: Colored Pasta for my Sensory Table!
I've seen it all over Pinterest and all over different blogs and I knew I wanted to make this for my kiddos for the fall! I started by going to Aldi and buying about 20 lbs. of pasta. It sounds like a lot because it is haha! It has to fill my sensory table people :) Then I went to Target to get gallon baggies, food coloring, and rubbing alcohol. All in all, I spent about $30 on all the materials.
I figured this would be a good poolside activity :)
After buying everything, I was thinking that maybe I could have found it cheaper just buying already made....definitely not. I looked it up when I got home and WOW! That stuff is expensive. But if your school will buy it for you, here is the equivalent to what I made on a couple of different websites:
Rakuten Shopping: $6.49/lb. ($140=20 lbs.)
Discount School Supply: $5.99/lb. ($120=20 lbs.)
S&S Worldwide: $8.79/lb. ($176=20 lbs.)
I opened the biggest box first, and then used it as a mixer for the rest to keep the food coloring off my hands.
First, you add 1/4(ish) cup of rubbing alcohol.
Next, you add 5-10 drops of food coloring (or more) depending on how vibrant you want your colors. I added closer to 10!
Then I just closed the bag, picked up the box and shook until it was mixed. I then doubled bagged it and laid it out to dry. Mine stayed in the closed bag for about 2 hours before I laid them out on newspaper. The sun dried them FAST!
My colors may be a tad less vibrant than these premade ones, but I think it's safe to say I came out ahead :)
I'm very happy with the results! Go over to 4th Grade Frolics and check out all the other awesome Monday Made-Its!
Enjoy the week!