Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made-It!

I was supposed to be apartment hunting all day but that got postponed till tomorrow, so today I was busy crafting on....

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!


Tara said...

Love your All About Me big book:) Your kids are going to love that and what a neat way to intro yourself to them at the beginning of the school year:) My wheels are turning:) Thanks for linking up:)

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Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten said...

LOVE your all about me book! Great idea!

Kimberly Ann
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Carolyn Kisloski said...

Hi Sarah!
I just found your blog through the linky. I love your book about you. What a FUN idea! Also love the noodles. I did that last year with noodles to lace for necklaces in patterns. I love your idea for sorting. When I made play-doh, I used the Wilton food coloring and it was quite vibrant- I wonder if that would be good for the noodles?
Just may have to try it! :) I am your newest follower! I'd love you to stop by my blog if you get a chance!
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Amanda said...

I have been wanting to do that all about me book for awhile now!! Yours is looking awesome. Hopefully I can tackle that this summer :)

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Hoots and Hollers said...

Great ideas! Your pasta looks wonderful! Love the colors... Just found your blog today and am a new follower!

Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

Barbara Leyne said...

Love your dog page and the colourful pasta!

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