Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gumball behavior incentive

Trying to think of new ideas to motivate the students to work hard and saw similar ideas on Pinterest. I saw this gumball container in my Cricut "Just Because" cart and made it out of paper. Then I ran in the problem of how to put the gumballs inside and thought to make it out of felt so the Velcro would stick to it. I know it will not last long and become fluffy when I remove the gumballs at the end of the week. For storage I put the extras on the back. Everything was hot glued together.
If it does wear out I am going to make it out of paper and laminate it. Then hot glue strips of Velcro to hold the gumballs. I know I have seen sheets of Velcro to make the whole container the same material.
Maybe we can have a sugar free gum party for Fun Friday!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rainbow Wool Tube Yarn Scarf

Tube scarf with matching nose warmer!

I made a tube scarf for a friends birthday. I knitted in a circle on double point needles. You close up the two sides to make it flat. Cast on as many stitches you want it wide.  Also made a matching nose warmer (pictured on the right). This project took 2 balls of Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Sunset yarn. It will be nice and warm when she has morning bus duty in the winter with the two layers!
Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Sunset yarn