Smartie Pants

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I'm on a roll with posting here :) I took advantage of my spring break and decided to type several posts and schedule them for future posting times!  Hopefully I can keep it up.  I don't know about where you live, but here spring means state testing :(  Our state just implemented a new test that will be used not only to measure how well our students read, but will also determine whether they move on to the next grade level. Needless to say, it has made things very stressful lately and unfortunately many of the students were stressed out too! I originally saw a post last year at Cricut Your Classroom with something very similar. I made 200ish of these (not just for my students, but for all of the third graders) to help ease their worries. On the back I wrote "We believe in you!" and the teacher's names with a white gel pen.
 The Cuts & Materials:
* Pants - Everyday Paper Dolls - 9.5" (3.5" Real Dial Size)
* Paper Studio Cardstock - Blue Variety Pack
* White Gel Pen
* Tag - "Do your best on the test SMARTIE PANTS!" Printed on the computer
* Smarties
I used the white gel pen to add some stitching and also traced the other cuts (pockets and zipper) the Cricut made to give them some dimension. After cutting the tags I printed, I framed them in more blue paper. I didn't measure either of them, but the font is Comic Sans 10 point.  I think it really helped for the kids to know that we all believed in them and knew that they were going to do great! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

6 sparkly comments:

scrappinC said...

What a fabulous idea. We all need a little encouragement from time to time. I know how the testing is, where I work the test have been going out to each district. Good luck to all of the students and the teachers.
Cindy Lou

L.B. said...

These are such a great little reminder they can do a good job..i totally get state test stress. Hope they did a wonderful job.

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, what a darling project and how sweet of you! I ma sure the kiddo's loved them. Good luck to all the students:) TFS!
Have a great wknd Tiffany!
Sherrie K

Anonymous said...

I am trying to make these but can not get my smarties to stick to the cardstock what did you use to attach them?

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for of the great comments! I used scrapbook adhesive tape (glue glider pro to be specific) to stick them on, but regular double sided tape would probably work too. Hope this helps!

Lori Rosenberg said...

I just love this idea and just gave you a shout out on my blog. Go check it out! And thanks so much for the cute idea!

Lori (
Teaching With Love and Laughter

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