May 8, 2012
Congratulations to Marianne M. from Dupo, IL. who was randomly selected as our April Showers Drawing and a $100 CreateForLess shopping spree!
Marianne’s favorite April Showers craft is:
“I love quilting. I have several projects in the works. 2 cross stitch blocks and 2 piece together scrap quilts. It keeps me busy.”
Some of my favorite rainy day crafts were:
“I love cardmaking. Rain, snow or sunshine! Having my grandchildren over and helping them make Mother’s and Father’s day cards is best because we get to have fun doing things together.”
Betty H. from Desoto, MO
“My daughter and I make Sculpey food for our American Girl dolls. Delicious looking treats for the dolls that keep our hands out of the candy jar.”
Ren S. from Show Low, AZ
“Quilting and Machine Embroidery. I love both art forms, but I also like to incorperate them together. Also sewing for my daughter, grandchildren and home.”
Emma A. from Mountville, PA
May 8, 2012
Crafts, Green Crafting, Kid's Crafts, Paper Crafts, Printables
By Crafts for Learning Contributor, Danielle from the blog Crayonbox Learning.
Young learners enjoy practicing writing their numbers and letters. This earth friendly activity provides a fun activity that allows children to practice their skills, at the same time conserves paper! The cards are conveniently together with a binding ring.
- Print out a set of cards (4 pages) onto colored cardstock. For my example, I used recycled white cardstock. Using colored cardstock saves on ink, and time coloring. (optional)
- Cut out the individual cards. (This will provide a better seal when laminating.)
- Laminate pieces with a heat laminator.
- Punch a hole in each card where indicated and insert the binding ring.
- Ready. Set. Trace!
Two Number Tracing Card Template have been provided for today’s activity. The first is blank, that you can use to add in any text, or shape that you’d like to use. It is in PDF format so you should be able to put it into any graphic program and add the font or shape that you choose. The second template is a complete set of number tracing numbers Zero through 10.
The number trace ring books are an excellent item to include in summer packets, or take home bags to provide an extra activity to reinforce skills at home. The number trace ring books can be used for long road trips, or for time fillers when students are finished with their work early.