Saturday, November 19, 2016

Popsicle Stick Ornaments

          I love when my 5th grade students make things with little help from me.  I give a few ideas and they run with the project. Many times they want or think they need the approval that their work is "GOOD".  Some students have little confidence in doing or making something they have never done before.  My feeling is that "work has to evolve".  I constantly tell my kiddos that I learn something new every day, and they will too.
        Last year I saw some popsicle stick ornaments to make with kids on Pinterest. So I thought I would give it a try.  You can see my blog post, "Popsicle stick and felt ornaments".  My students enjoyed it so much last year, I tried in again yeaterday, which was our last day of school.
        So I showed my kids a few examples. Santa, a penguin, a reindeer, a North Pole sign were a few.  Out came my felt scraps, googly eyes, markers,  pipe cleaners, glue, and tacky glue. Don't forget to have a piece of waxed paper on the work surface for every student.  This will make the gluing process less frustrating.  In order to make felt adhere to the popsicle sticks you MUST use tacky glue.

    Here is a selection of my students' Christmas ornaments.





     I just LOVE all the different expressions on their little faces.  They make me want to smile.

Kids, if you can spot your popsicle stick creation, leave a comment.

Enjoy your children and this wonderful Christmas.

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1 comment:

  1. Popsicle sticks are so versatile. I do snowmen with my kiddos. Fun. Kathleen