Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Practice in Creativity

I wanted to do something crafty for my summer school students. A friend (thanks, Jess Manduka!) gave me a repurposing book, and I found my project--bookmarks made from place mats, napkins, and other fabrics.

cutting the place mats

and napkins

James' photographic perspective ;)

after the kids designed them (drew on their pieces with pencil), 
I began the embroidery process.

it took...

...a while

sewed 'em up. did it with an unfinished edge instead of 
placing them inside out--thinner that way

applying fray guard

(notice the difference between the boys' and girls' ones!)

So much fun! Couldn't do this for ALL my ELLs (160+ kids!), but summer school numbers are much more doable. Great creative outlet, and the kids were shocked at how cool a bookmark (something to do with reading??) could be! :)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome!!! loved seeing it in photo story!