Monday, July 15, 2013

First Day Photos!

Woohoo!  Second Monday in a row that I am joining in on the Monday Made It fun!!  This summer has been such a relaxing summer but the month of July so far has been all about making things slowly for my classroom.

This week I was determined to make a "K" for my back to school pictures!
Last year I did the whole "picture frame with "My first day of Kinder" adhered around it.  I found it to be oh-so-cute but the kiddos had a hard time holding it.  I think it might have been a little too heavy for some of my tiny kinder babies. 

SO, once I saw Michelle's adorable "K" I knew just what to make.  She has a fabulous how-to post over on her blog.  You can click HERE to check it out.
It's quite simple though. 

I got my letter and paper from Hobby Lobby {they have large numbers there, too, for all you K-5 teachers}.  I forgot that I needed mod-lodge, so I got that at JoAnn's.  Michelle snagged her letter from Michaels.  Really any craft store should do in purchasing all the materials!

Then, you just trace your letter onto your paper, cut it out, apply some mod-podge to the letter, lay on the paper, smooth out the paper to rid of any bubbles, and then cut and add your ribbon.  Don't forget to apply mod-podge over top once it's all adhered! I also used a sealant spray to make sure it was good, sealed, and sturdy.  That is completely optional though!

Here's the final product!

I do not have any cute pictures of my nieces or nephews holding the "K" but you can see how adorable it looks in the hands of a tiny one on Michelle's blog! :)

Thanks again, Michelle for the adorable idea!

How do you plan to take first day of school pictures?


  1. Cute! I've been wanting to try this idea. I could spend forever at Hobby Lobby!


  2. Looks great! I may just have to do that, too! :)

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

  3. That's super cute! I just might have to do that. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Mrs. Thompson
    Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)

  4. how did you do the red border around it?

    1. Hey Jennie,

      I just cut and mod-podged red ribbon. That was the time-consuming part but I love the "pop" it gives! :)

  5. That is really adorable! I might have to make one for first grade now!!!
    Rambling About Reading


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