A few weeks ago, I found some Washi tape on clearance at Michaels and I bought it. At the time I didn't know what I was going to do with it....I didn't even know what it was, but the colors caught my eye and about eight rolls magically ended up in my cart! :)
Like many of you, I am trying to live healthier and drink lots of water. Because it is summer, the darn cup always leaks water all over my desk and my papers. So I thought about making a coaster, but not just a tiny coaster (I'm always afraid that my cup will fall off the side of a small coaster and spill), a big-enough-so-I-can-put-my-cup-down-without-looking coaster.
I went to Menards and picked up two 6" x 6" ceramic tiles, got out my Washi tape and my new bottle of Mod Podge, and went to work.
I hot glued some felt to the back when I was done to hide the tape ends and protect my desk.
Big enough, wouldn't you say???
Totally excited by my new creation, I decided to keep going and decorate some mini clip boards that I also bought at Menards, two for $1.
When I bought these, I thought they were clear, but they were brownish and looked like cardboard. I did the same thing that I had done with the coasters and covered the top of the clip board with the Washi tape. When I was done, I brushed on about three coats of Mod Podge.
For the back, I traced the clip board onto the back of a piece of cardstock, cut it out and glued it on. I then used the Mod Podge on the back, making sure to seal the edges.
I think they turned out pretty nice too! I can see using these as I'm walking around conferencing with kids or letting a student use them to write on Post-Its during silent reading. (I think I'll have to find some different colors for the boys though!)
I am so totally psyched by my craftiness this week, I'm already planning out for next week!
I will be back tonight to post about Day #6 at the National Writing Project. I have received so many wonderful comments about NWP and the things I've shared and I am so glad if you find something to help you make teaching writing a little easier. I hope you'll come back later to see what I learned today!
Have a great Monday!