Saturday, January 7, 2012

14 Girls & A Flower Pot

At my school, we have an Advisor/Advisee Program that meets 2 - 3 times a month. 

The groups are separated by grade level and gender.

I teach 7th Grade, so I have a group of 7th Graders.  I happen to have girls this year, so we have happily done a few crafty projects to go along with our lessons.

I found this idea on Pinterest {where else} and thought it would be a great way to make something special in my classroom for my super-sweet bunch of girls that I only see a few times a month!

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They loved the idea, too, and had a ball creating their flowers!!

  • I took a picture of each girl and made a run to Wal-Mart to print them.

  • I bought foam circles, sticky things in random colors and shapes, and ribbons to coordinate with the rest of the stuff.

  • I also picket up a cheap, plastic flower pot, a cube of floral foam, skinny dowels,  and some fake moss.

I love that each one is unique and beautiful...just like my girls!

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this activity is that after placing it in my room, not only did lots of other girls want their Advisor to let them make did many of the BOYS!

Overall, I did spend a bit of cash {I didn't do a final tally}, but seeing their smiles and the finished 14 Girl Flower Pot made it all so very worth it!

{A little FYI:  This was originally created as a Mother's Day gift for a grandmother of 20!  It was done by an adult, so it is much more polished and would make an excellent gift idea.  You can see the original blog post at It Will Change Your Life.}

Making It {and smiling},

1 comment:

  1. I am running a club for 5th and 6th grade girls next semester. This will be a perfect activity for our group. I think I'll make it as one of the last sessions so I will be able to have a decoration for my classroom next year. Thank you for sharing!