Monday, July 9, 2012

My 2nd Monday Made It

I love looking at Pinterest. I'm not there often, but when I am, I enjoy it. Over the weekend I found this pin.

(Judy from Kinder Tastic has this on her blog.)

I have used sticks in the past to call random students. But the ones I had called usually got misplaced, or fell to the floor, or got stuck in my armchair. And they were normal colored. So I love this idea.

Paint a craft stick with two colors. I chose red and black. All are in the jar with red sticking up. Pull out only sticks with red on the top. Replace in the jar with black on top now. When all the reds are gone, start with the blacks. Genius. 

After I painted mine I Mod Podged them. I really like Mod Podge. I think I will need several more jars of that stuff before the summer is over. I like it better than rubber cement. The sticks are shiny, that is one reason I like Mod Podge, and it dries quickly.

When school gets closer I will put student names on the sticks and Mod Podge again. Not sure if I will create labels on the computer or do my best first grade handwriting on them.

I'm linking up with Tara at 4th grade Frolics. Head on over and see what else has been made.

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  1. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jessica @ Fabulous and Fun 4th Graders

  2. I saw this idea too and wanted to do it! Yours turned out great:) Thanks for sharing and for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. Great idea - I've done sticks, but I just set the ones I've used down beside my container. I like the two colors. Did you paint the sticks and then mod podge?

    1. Yep, I painted two coats. Dried between. Then mod podged. I love that mod podge makes it shiny.

  4. I love how fast it dries too! This summer has been my first experience using it and I love it!
    :) Dana
    Enter my giveaway @ Fun in 1st Grade

  5. I like the two colored sticks, they are a great idea. I think your school sounds great, I would love to work at a place like that.


  6. Alyce my friend, I vote for your best first grade handwriting on the sticks!!!! Modge-podge forever! :)


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