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Fortune cookies in foam…

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After we made real fortune cookies, I did a little research on line and found instructions for paper fortune cookies, so I thought, why not make foam fortune cookies?

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I am going to use this as a craft with the girl guides group I volunteer with, so these pictures are of the samples I made. I typed out a few fortunes, and cut them into strips to put inside, but I also cut some blank strips for kids to make up their own fortunes. I added photos of the fortunes I made when i baked fortune cookies with the kids too. These would be a lot of fun to personalize, and add some humour.

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Start by cutting a circle. You can trace the top of a yogurt container, or just free hand cut a circle.

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Fold the circle in half and add your fortune…

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Now, this step is tricky the first time, but once you get it, it’s easy! What you do is fold it in half again, but you fold it almost sideways. Take a look at the picture…

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Then, to hold it closed, I simply stapled them at the open ends…

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That’s it! I keep thinking of ways I could use this in the classroom… What about having students write predictions about what is going to happen in a story, then opening them up later? Or what about asking questions then putting them inside? What about writing math questions? I can keep going…Birthday party invitations…place card holders…party favors…

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Making a mosaic with foam

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I saw this done online, on a tin can, and I have wanted to try it ever since!
Yesterday at the dollar store, we picked up a pack of the foam sheets. I have to say that I was a little disappointed that the sheets were all different thicknesses.
We startedby cutting the foam into little squares. The kids had a tough time cutting the strips evenly, so I ended up cutting the long strips, and they cut them into squares. We used one of my paint palettes to keep the colours from mixing together.

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Using white glue, we covered a small area at a time, then glued on the squares.

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After I had the letter done, I added the leaves around.

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Then, I started adding the blue, I cut the squares diagonally and fit them in around the leaves before filling in the rest of the space.

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Then, once I had all of the pieces glued down, I needed to leave the glue to dry for a couple hours. I decided to try to grout my mosaic first, just to make sure it actually works before the kids do theirs.

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I left it for a few hours, then I mixed some plain white grout

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And spread the grout over the entire board.

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Finally, I let it sit for about 10 minutes, then wiped off the grout with a damp sponge. When it dries, I am going to seal it with some varnish.
Next letter is the T….

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