School Christmas Craft Project

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Just a few more days until Christmas, and I’m in the home stretch. Still crazy busy with gifts, food and house cleaning, but I thought I’d take a minute to share the craft project I provided for my son’s middle school Christmas Craft day. The kids visited classrooms on a rotating basis throughout the day, and had 45 minutes to create each project they had signed up for. In my class they made photo keychains. I printed hundreds of small sized photos in a variety of subjects, from popular movies to sports to animals. The kids cut their choice of photo to size, trimmed it very carefully and attached it to a silver dog tag.
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The next step involved pouring epoxy resin on the tags, which is highly toxic and should not be done around middle school monkeys, so I completed the tags at home and brought them back for the kids to pick up. They were thrilled with the results! Hopefully some of these will make it under the tree as Christmas gifts this year.
Dog Tags, Swivel clips, Jump Ring and Epoxy Resin all purchased from Rings & Things.

11 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

How cute. That is a lot of keychains! Must have taken you a while to apply all that epoxy.

Sharli said...

Wow, Tresa, I was wondering how the kids could complete these! They look fabulous - I hope you had a room with decent ventilation!!! LOL

Hugs!

Creative Grammie said...

What a wonderful idea! The kids must have had a wonderful time. You are one patient person to resin each one of those for them. TFS and Merry Christmas.

Lisa said...

What a fabulous idea for a craft project! It's great that you are still able to volunteer at the middle school level! Merry Christmas!

Chandra said...

Tresa--How do you keep the epoxy resin from gluing the tags to the surface they're sitting on? Those tags are really cute. Thanks for sharing!

Connie J Miller said...

The key chains for the kids AWESOME !I love doing crafts with kids.
Connie

The Lewis Family said...

talk about a super room mom :)

I hope to be as you are come my time as a room mom :D

Sorry haven't been around, I have another mochadoodle to send you, but had a baby on the 9th and complications since so been on bed rest for what feels like forever :)

Will get it in mail soon :)

~C

Valerie said...

I love these! What a cute idea! Where did you get the key chains with the dogtag? I would love to make some of these for friends and family!
valerie1011@q.com
Thanks so much for sharing :)

inkedx2 said...

I would also love to know where you got the tags!

Robbie

Candice said...

yeah love these, what a wonderful idea. Where did you get those tags

Tresa Black said...

Candice, Inkedx2 and others who have asked about the supplies, I've updated the post to include links to the items purchased from Rings & Things. You can purchase any of the items from them online.

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