April 18, 2016

Mother's Day Plates

Mother's Day and the Dollar Tree, it's the perfect combination. I would say the Dollar Tree is an amazing place. Amazing because it offers a little of this and a little of that, for just a mere dollar. The possibilities are endless and us teachers can take just about anything in that store and use it in the classroom to teach or somehow turn it into a keepsake! It's just something us teachers can do. They didn't teach us that in college did they?! How about a plate. A plain white dinner plate for a $1. Yes please, I will take 20 of them because in just a few days they will become a plate fit to give a mom for Mother's Day! Just grab a variety of sharpie markers and invite a few students at a time to your table. Talk hearts, portraits and how the word MOM if turned upside down, makes WOW ...and off they go! The tricky part is taking all 20 plates home and back to school without breaking them! Before the students can give them, you have to pop them in the oven at 200 degrees for about 12(ish) minutes. It seals the sharpie marker so it won't come of when it's (hand) washed. I would not chance the dishwasher though! Here are some pictures of how they turned out.

On the back, I added the date and the child's name. And we can now call that done.
Thanks Dollar Tree for making things easy, cheap and oh so cute!!

1 comment:

  1. This melts my heart. Sure Sharpie can help kids bring joy to moms on this kind of occasion. Sharpie Products Philippines