If you'd like to make this cute craft that my kids LOVED...Here's what you'll need:
A package of foam heart templates (these are from the Target Dollar Section). I'm terrible with keeping the templates that I make from year to year, so I chose to use these foam hearts (just the red ones, the pink ones are ruffled are were too difficult for my 2nd graders to cut properly). If you'd like a heart template the same size as the foam hearts, CLICK HERE :)
I have 26 students in my class, so I purchased 9 of these packages of felt ric-rac to be the ribbon portion. Of course, these are also from the Target Dollar Section.
Then, I purchased 3 packages of 60 plates from the Dollar Tree. These are snack sized plates that were used to create the 3D effect of the hearts. You will also need sets of watercolor paints for the students to use to paint the white side of the plates.
Are you still there??? Good! Here's the steps to actually make this cute project!
First, I had the students create a circle map with adjectives that described them. Then, they circled their favorite adjectives (that fit the letters of their name) and wrote them down in a rough draft.
Next, have the students trace the foam (or paper) heart templates and cut them out.
Once all plates are cut out, have the students use watercolors to paint the white side of their plates. These will dry in an hour or so. I had them paint on a Friday afternoon and we came back on Monday to finish writing the poem on the plates and add the felt ric-rac.
When all the plates are dry, have the students write each letter of their name and adjective on each plate. After that, use Elmer's glue to glue the felt ric-rac on the back of the plates. I finished off the poems with an adorable little clip (of course from the Target Dollar Section) to hang in the hallway.
Are these cute or what?!?! Have a a great rest of your weekend :)