It's crazy; I decided I would start doing this weekly posting and now the second week in, I don't know what to post about. I have a few ideas, but no pictures because things have been so crazy. And to top it off I will not be home all day tomorrow because I'm going with my momma to get a procedure done. She's going to be okay, but going with her just in case there are any complications that may keep her from driving home (and that's an hour and a half away). Good news is we get to go shopping for some good deals that we can't get around here. Bad news is I had to type this post Monday night and have it scheduled to post Tuesday morning since I won't be able to post.
So this weeks tutorial is lacking in the picture department. I found a few on the stores websites that I will use, but the rest you're just going to have to picture.
I promise next week's tutorial will have step by step pictures :)
Without further ado, here it is:
How to: Make a Magnetic Lunch Count Tracker
Step 1: Make the Magnet Board
Spread Mod Podge onto the cookie sheet (I bought mine at Dollar Tree)
Carefully place wrapping paper onto cookie sheet; spread it out so there are no bubbles.
(Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the wrapping paper I used)
After it has dried, use and xacto knife to carefully cut along the edge to trim off the excess
Add a layer of Mod Podge on top; dry; repeat (do this several times)
Add ribbon and/or embellishments to make it pop
Step 6: Make the Magnets
On your computer design what you want your magnets to look like; add names if you want or numbers if you are a numbers teacher (unfortunately I don't have an example here since I am updating mine to my robots theme; I promise there will be one as part of my Monday Made It next week)
Print your design onto magnetic paper
Cute out your magnets
Add magnets to your board
Create a magnet header for each category you need (mine would be school lunch or lunch from home)
And there you have it! Magnetic lunch choice boards. I have my kiddos put there magnet up when they come in in the morning. This is also used for attendance; if their number isn't up I look to see if they are here and know real quickly.
Here is what my magnetic boards looked like last year. I will show updated ones when they are finished.
Of course these pictures were taken before the headers and magnets (I forgot to take a picture of them in my room)
I'll be back with more (and better) next week!