Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mr. B Gets "Crafty"!

Normally I stray away from "crafty" type projects because I will find some way to make it really complicated or it will look really bad. I read bagillions of blog posts with people who are showcasing materials or games they've made and I walk away jealous. Well, I'm proud to announce I tackled TWO projects I found on Pinterest and I am rather proud of them!

The first project I tackled was making my Power Tower games I first learned about on the Fabulous in Fourth blog page. I don't mean to gloat (ok, so maybe I do!), but look how good they turned out!

If you haven't seen this game, it's super fun and super easy (and seriously, if I can do this, you can too without a doubt!). Students learn their basic math facts and stack up the cups to create a tower. Students will probably have more fun knocking down their towers though. <wink> The games above are for division & multiplication. I'm on the fence on whether or not to make addition and subtraction ones, but I probably should for my lower math students.

Anyway, all you need for this project are:
  • Pringles cans
  • Fun scrapbooking paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Packing tape - I used this to act as laminate for my game labels. 
  • Small white Dixie cups
The other project I tackled was this lesson objective display from Pinterest.

I wasn't digging the ribbons, so I left those off and attached magnets (with super glue) to the back of these 8x10 photo frames so they'll stick to my magnetic whiteboard. I found some "beachy" type scrapbook paper to keep the Beach Brains theme alive. Take a look!

All in all, these projects were relatively easy and fun to do. And I can't take all the credit -- the wifey helped me out with a few pointers here and there. Thanks, honey! :)

That's all for today! Don't forget to link up your blog on my Bodacious Blogs page so I can keep up with all your blogging shenanigans! Have a great day!


  1. Thanks for the shout out and your projects look great! Your kids will love the Power Towers...they were used ALL year in my class.

  2. Look at you! I'm impressed! Great job! I might have to try to make the power towers.

  3. Ok, so I'm thinking you ARE pretty crafty after all! The towers are cool!
    I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger award! Swing on over to check it out!

    1. Aww, shucks, Michelle! Thanks so much! :)

  4. I love your Power Towers & Objectives frames! I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I'm so glad you stopped by. I'll be visiting your blog soon! :)