July 4, 2016

Monday Made It: Helpers, Box Tops, & More Pencil Fun!

Monday Made It
Happy Monday, Friend!
Today, I have three fun projects to share ...
Thank you, Tara!
I LOVE your Monday Made It!
Monday Made It
I have seen several people making these adorable pencil shoes around social media.

Here is a link to the pin that first inspired me.
Pencil Me In Flat. The popular pencil may be number two, but you'll be number one in everyone's schedules when they see you in these smart, fun Pencil flats! #yellow #modcloth:
I knew I had to have them but I wanted slip-on tennis shoes!
I traveled to Walmart and found a pair of shoes for $5.87 and I spent another $3.00 on acrylic paints.

When I got home I played with what I wanted them to look like.
Pencil Shoes by Planet Happy Smiles
Then, I went to town painting them.
After a watching few shows on Netflix ... TADA!


I can't wait to wear them next school year!
Monday Made It
I love working on a variety of school activities and one of them is Box Tops.  I have made collection containers in the past and our school theme for next year is "Sports!"  I knew we needed something fresh.
So I sadly said "Goodbye" to my Box Top Robot.
Box Top Robot by Planet Happy Smiles
 Here is our new school wide collection container:
Box Top Basket ball Goal by Planet Happy Smiles
The basket ball hoop is toddler size that I found in the trash. I spray painted the pole and backdrop in school colors. The extended "net" is a pop-up laundry hamper from Walmart. 
Even our smallest students can "Slam Dunk" their Box Tops! I can't wait to get this year rolling!
Monday Made It
Creating custom orders for other teachers is one of our favorite things to do! Alison has been working really hard to complete an order for a close friend.
Our new line is Teal with Chalkboard! I LOVE it!

My contribution is putting our friend's "Classroom Helpers" chart together for her.

Here is how I put it together:
I used:
*Our helper pack (link below)
*Hot glue
*Teal Ribbon
*Velcro dots
*Clothespins

How I made it:
1. First I printed the entire pack.
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles
2. Laminate & cut out the pack. (I always cut out first and then laminate and cut again just to make sure they seal well)
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles
3. Lay out the cards to make sure the length is the right size for the cards you want to use.
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles 
4. Space your cards out on the ribbon.
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles
5. Add the Velcro dots or hot glue them. I used Velcro so she could change her jobs at any time!
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles
6. Hot glue to the sign.
7. Add ribbon for a hanger is desired.
8. Create the name clips by hot gluing them to the clothes pins. (I would print two sets and put a name on both sides. That way they are not up-side-down when you move their name to the other side.)
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy SmilesClassroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy SmilesClassroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles
9 ENJOY for years to come! (or until you change your theme)  
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles

You can also place them in a pocket chart!
I find this is a fast and easy way to go.  All you have to do is change the name cards as you get new kiddos! Easy Peasy!
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles

You can find this set here:
Classroom Helper Jobs (EDITABLE) Teal and Chalkboard theme
Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles

Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles

Classroom Helpers ~ Classroom Jobs by Planet Happy Smiles
If you want to see all of our helpers in our different decors, click the link below.
We have several different styles in our store and we can make them to match your decor!  Just email us at planethappysmiles@gmail.com

Have a very HAPPY 4th of July!

16 comments:

  1. Those shoes!!!! How fun and creative!!!!! Love your box top idea! Adorable and the kids will love it! I had a fab parent make me one last year or I would def be making this! Thank you for linking up:)

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    1. Thanks, Tara! You are so supportive & I love that! It inspires me to do more! Have a very HAPPY 4th of July!

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  2. Look at those cute shoes! You are very creative, my sister wanted to buy me something similar but I would not let her, I was scared they wouldn't be comfortable enough.

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    1. I had to try the shoes on and make sure I could wear them before I painted them. I do not wear tennis shoes much and they had to be comfortable. Find a brand she loves and paint them for her. It was easy! You can always email me for tips. Thanks for stopping by! Have a very HAPPY 4th of July!

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  3. Love the shoes! Your box top "containers" are adorable!!! We love to compete in our classroom box top contest at our school. Hmmmm...I think I need one of these instead of my boring bucket!

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    1. Stephanie,
      Thanks! Box Tops is something I am in charge of at school and I am always looking for ways to boost the project! I can't wait to see what you make to collect in. Please tag me if you post it! Have a very HAPPY 4th of July!

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  4. The kids are going to LOVE the box top hoop! What a great motivator to save them!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Alison,
      Thanks! I hope they love it. My goal is high this year. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a very HAPPY 4th of July!

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  5. So many great ideas in one spot! I purchased shoes to paint too, but the puppy got to them before I was able to do my thing. :(

    Love your classroom helpers board and that hoop!

    Jess

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    1. Thanks! I am so sorry your puppy got them. You may have to try it again. Thank you so much for your positive comments! I appreciate it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a very HAPPY 4th of July!

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  6. I seriously love those shoes! What kind of paint did you use on them?

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    1. Emily,
      Thanks so much! I used acrylics on them. I am going to spray them to seal the paint! Thanks so much for stopping by, come back soon! Have a HAPPY 4th of July!

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  7. I love the shoes! My question was the same as Emily - type of paint? They look great! I enjoyed reading your post! And - happy 4th!! Please visit my Monday Made It HERE. Have a great week! Pam from PJ Jots

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    1. Hi! Thank you! I used acrylics on them. I am going to spray them to seal the paint! I will be reading your tonight after I put my kiddos in bed. Thanks so much for stopping by, come back soon! Have a HAPPY 4th of July!

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  8. So, I'm going to be somewhat repetitive, but... those shoes! Awesome! Love your centers/name idea. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am very excited about the shoes. They were so easy and They did not take long. I would make them for others, just because I love to paint & share! Thank you for stopping by! Come back soon!

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