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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Crafting in My Classroom: Mother's Day Explosion Box

Hello friends and welcome to my blog.  Today, I want to share with you a fun crafting project I did with my 6th grade class.  All students love to create and play, and especially when they can come away with a cute little gift for their mothers.  I found a template for an explosion box on the website Teachers pay Teachers.

All I had to do was ask if they wanted to make this box and the smiles on their faces gave me the okay to prepare the materials.

The instructions were easy to follow and all the students, even the self-proclaimed not crafty ones, could be successful by simply coloring, cutting, folding, and gluing.

Here you see this student gluing the center layer of the explosion box.  I copied the second layer in a purple color so that the kids would not get the layers mixed up.  Three layers: white, purple, white.  Easy peasy.

They soon realized that less is better when it comes to tacky glue.

After gluing the final layer, they let it dry for about an hour before folding up the flaps.

While it was drying, they began coloring the embellishments which included tags, coupons, sentiments, and rolled roses.  They were really proud of themselves when they were able to accomplish the rolled roses technique.

I was delighted that all the boxes were different and each student was really happy and proud of the end result.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please leave a comment to let me know how you liked this project in the classroom.

Love and Blessings,


1 comment:

  1. These came out so adorable!! What a great project to share with your students! I'm sure their moms were very impressed. I know I am! Your students are so blessed to have you as their teacher! :)