February Craft: Valentines Holder

Valentine’s Day is nearly here. In the classroom, it is often a time for students to hand out Valentines to each other. If students are going to be getting Valentines, it only makes sense for them to have somewhere to hold them. That’s where this month’s craft comes in. Let students collect Valentines in a personal, custom Valentines Holder!

This craft is simple, and uses materials you probably already have, or can easily pick up. Younger students might have some trouble with the stapling step so if this is for a very youngFinalImage VDAY class, you may have to help out.

Here’s what you’ll need.

Materials:

Two Paper Plates
Construction Paper (Red or Pink)
Colored Pencils/Markers
Glue
Scissors
Stapler
Pencil

You can find the instructions, complete with pictures, HERE.

We hope you and your students enjoy this month’s craft! Check back next month for another fun, themed craft.


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January Craft: Paper Plate Snowman

Are your students and children getting restless? We’re over halfway through January, which means the winter season is firmly upon us. Due to that, sometimes it simply isn’t possible to let children outside. Well we have a solution to that. Now is the perfect time for a fun and easy craft to break up the day!

 
This Paper Plate Snowman uses simple materials you probably already have on hand. You can keep this simply as a craft project, or use it as an opportunity to create a lesson. Teach your students about snow. Tell them how it forms and why it forms over only certain parts of the country.
This is a great activity to save for a snowy day. Continue reading to find out what you need and how to make it.

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Materials:
1 Large Paper Plate
1 Small Paper Plate
Black, Brown, & Orange Construction Paper
Yarn
Glue
Scissors
Black Marker

 
You can find the instructions, complete with pictures, HERE.

 
Once finished students can take them home or you can decorate the classroom with them for a fun winter theme. The choice is up to you. We here at NationalSchoolSupply.com hope you enjoy the craft. Check back next month for another great craft to do with students!


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December Craft: Standing Christmas Tree

December is here. There are lights strung all along the streets, wreathes on people’s doors, and Christmas trees everywhere. With only two weeks to go until Christmas, and even less time until winter break, students are bound to be antsy. If you are still looking for a fun holiday craft why not try this simple Standing Christmas Tree.

This craft is great for younger students as it is very simple and still allows for creativity! Students will have a blast decorating their trees with different colors of ornaments, and they will be thrilled when they can make it stand with nothing more than glue and a toilet paper roll!

So, here is what you’ll need…

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Construction Paper – Green, yellow, and miscellaneous colors
Toilet Paper Roll
Glue
Scissors
Ruler
Hole Puncher
Pencil

You can find instructions, complete with pictures, of how to complete the craft HERE.

This fun craft is sure to get students in the holiday spirit. Use the trees as decorations for your classroom, or simply let students take them home. And don’t feel limited by construction paper ornaments…there are many other things you can use if you want to do something different! Glitter, beads, or foam can be used instead of, or in conjunction with construction paper ornaments.

A warm Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year from all of us to you, your students, and your families.


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Thanksgiving Craft: Turkey Card

Thanksgiving is just over a week away! Are you still looking for a fun activity to do with your class? We here at NationalSchoolSupply.com have come up with a fun craft to get your students in the Thanksgiving spirit!

Often the meaning of Thanksgiving is forgotten amid the excitement of a big meal and family. It is important that students realize that Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what they are thankful for. To help with that we present this craft…a turkey card!

Students will make a fun card in the shape of a turkey for a family member, friend, or whoever they want! This can be used for them to express that they are thankful and grateful for this person. It is a fun way to remind students of what is important during the holiday season.

Materials:Final

Brown Construction Paper
Orange Construction Paper
White Printer Paper
Marker
Scissors
Glue
Feathers
Wiggle Eyes

You can download a PDF with the full instructions, including pictures, HERE.

Watch this blog for more crafts, tips for teachers, and more! We hope all of you enjoy the Thanksgiving break. Don’t forget to take some time to count your blessings.

Until next time!


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October Craft: Garbage Bag Ghost

We’re just over halfway through October, which means Halloween is approaching! Many students love Halloween for the costumes, the decorations, and of course, the candy. While we can’t offer you the candy, we can give you instructions to a fun and simple craft to do with your students!

The garbage bag ghost is a classic, and everyone does it just a tiny bit differently. For the craft this month, NationalSchoolSupply.com is offering our own take on this great decoration!

Materials: ghost craft

White Garbage Bag
Newspaper
Scissors
Black Marker
Tape
String

You can find the PDF with the full instructions, including pictures, HERE.

 

These ghosts can be hung around your classroom or sent home with students to decorate their homes and yards with. It won’t cost you much to provide the materials to all your students, and who doesn’t love a ghost?

We hope you have a fun and spooky Halloween. Enjoy the craft!


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