Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Gratituesday- Homemade Teaching Tools
I am so grateful that I have been able to glean ideas from other people's blogs. Over at Rookie Moms I found the brilliant plan to make a geo board.
Hudson is all about elastics right now and stretching them over Meadow's exersaucer among other household things.
So here are my step by step instructions:
5in x 5in board
25 nails & hammer
Step 1- Cute your paper to fit your board.
Step 2- Spread a generous amount of decoupage glue onto the surface of the board.
Step 3- Smooth your paper on to the board. Use a straight edge (like a credit card or a ruler) to smooth out the bubbles (I didn't get all of the bubbles out on mine)Step 4- Apply a thin coat of decoupage to the paper.
Step 5- Once the decoupage is dry measure out where you want your nails.
Step 6- Hammer nails part way into the board
Step 7- Add elastics and enjoy!
I want to add that I am also grateful for my very handy husband who hammered all of the nails for me.
For more Gratituesday head on over to Heavenly Homemakers
P.S. Don't forget to enter my Crayola Sidewalk Crayons giveaway.