Family Fun Magazine has the best ideas! This month two ideas for Valentines grabbed my attention. The Google Eye Valentines and the scratch off Valentines.
Since both ideas were stellar, I decided to combine them and do both.
I took a close up picture and edited it in Picnic. In Picnic I added a Valentines boarder and "sticker" with text. The text on the heart has pun filled messages such as "Eye think your great!" Puns are so great for my English language learners. Then I had the photos printed at Walgreens. Next, I covered the heart "sticker" with clear contact paper and silver metalic craft paint mixed with a dab of soap. The easiest part was adding the google eyes. I got these great stick on google eyes at Michaels. They came in assorted sizes which just makes everything even sillier.
"Eye" think they will be a hit with my pupils.
Meanwhile, I am trying to think up other scratch off projects for them. Maybe review boards where they make up questions and answers. After laminating the pages, they could paint the answers with the metallic paint. Once dry they could trade papers to review and "scratch off" to check answers.
I don't know, that might be too much work. I just know that scratch off would be very fun and motivating. If you happen to think of any other ideas for "scratch off" leave them in the comments.
Other projects inspired by Family Fun Magazine:
Paper mache eggs & ornaments
Have a great day!
I am linking this to DIY Day!
and Try & Tell.