When I was teaching, I knew that my students brought home a lot of paperwork.
But now that I am on the receiving end, HOLY SMOLIES!
I don’t even know how to keep up with it all – and we’re only in PreK-2! 🙂
All that to say, you Moms are AWESOME for having to sift through and discern the daily Do I keep, toss, hang on the fridge, etc. question.
Here’s a cute little craft for those papers you decide need some Fridge Praise.
Caterpillar Clothespin Magnets!
Isn’t that just the happiest little crew you’ve ever seen?
Adhesive Wiggly Eyes
Glue (after doing this project I think that Hot Glue is a much better choice for getting those pom-poms to stay in place!)Step 1 – Cut a piece of magnet and attach it to the back of your clothespin.Step 2 – Run a line of glue (use Hot Glue for best results) along the other side of your clothespin.Step 3 – Add pom-poms!
This is the fun part! I think the Happy Buddy had more fun just saying the word Pom-Pom over and over than he did doing anything else!Wait for the glue to dry.Step 4 – Add googly eyes to your caterpillars.This is the Happy Buddy trying to pull the eyes off of our caterpillars.
Step 5 – Hang on your fridge!
*Read about our Cute Paper Plate Turtle HERE.*
And feature your Happy Buddy’s written accomplishments!
Happy Caterpillar Clothespin-ing! 🙂
What fun to see these “fuzzies” again! My Happy Buddies are all grown-up and have growing Buddies of their own now, so seeing these caterpillars have brought back many sweet memories. Enjoy these days while you can – they go fast!
Those are absolutely adorable!!! What a great way to display your children’s crafts, by using more of their crafts as magnets! Ha, I LOVE IT! We will definitely be doing this. Thanks so much for the idea! 🙂
Love these. My second grader and I made 52 of these yesterday for her school Market Day. Thanks for the great idea!