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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Crafter's Companion August Challenge - Back to School!!

Good morning!! Something a little different this morning. This month's challenge at Crafter's Companion is 'Back to School' - and I have made something for me to use when I go back to school! 
I was inspired by a fellow Challenge Design Team member Jo, and her fabulous Alphabet project. It made me think about what other educational uses I could find for the CD's.

I regularly work with small groups of children who struggle with their maths, reading and writing. And I decided that to make some wall displays would be a great idea for this challenge - and something that would be of use to me next term. One of the things that they find difficult when they are writing, is knowing the difference between nouns, adjectives and verbs. So these were the three things I chose for my wall displays.

Each poster is A3 in size - and uses elements from the Angelica and Adam CDs. I printed the placemats from CD2, on Poster setting - and at 141% - this takes the image from A4 to A3, and prints it over several sheets. I stuck these to pieces of A3 card.
I then chose suitable pictures from the Fabric Companion, Toppers and Embellishment sections of CD1 to use for each of the 3 sheets. On my computer, I created the words linked to the pictures and the themes to add on to each display.
I then took some Crafter's Companion black card, and cut the letters for the titles using Die'sire 1" Alphabet Dies. 
Once I get back to work, I will laminated these - and they will go on the wall!! I am hoping that, because they are so colourful, and the images are so gorgeous, it will go someway to giving the children some inspiration when we work on developing their writing skills.

Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the Challenge Design Team - keep an eye on the Crafter's Companion FB page!! And then you have until the end of the month to make your projects! 

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1 comment:

  1. Fabulous teaching aids. Beautiful crafted and such a wonderful idea!


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