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Friday, October 5, 2012

P is for Paper Crafts

This week we made our first paper quilt.

One of my wonderful friends (hi Tweedles!) passed this book to me a few years ago and we've been keeping the tradition of doing these fun literature-based projects.

Easy Literature-Based Quilts Around the Year (Grades K-3) [Paperback]

I usually start by reading  The Quilt Story and The Keeping Quilt to my students. They love that I bring in my quilt from home and show them how Penny chewed on the corner when she was a puppy.

This year's turned out a little funky with all of the bright colors, but I love it.

I posted yesterday about October's quilt based on Stellaluna. My darlings wanted to make it ASAP after reading today's story.

I read them There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat. I love how excited they get over the Old Lady books {vintage post}. They think she is weirdly awesome. I tape a plastic sandwich bag to the back and the kids make the cards to go in the bag. It's so cute listening to them retell the story with their props.

Love this darling's artwork!

Also love her  tiny hat on Hat Day.

I use an Old Lady template from a bulletin board book, but I've seen ideas {here} and {here}. Don't forget about the wonder Scrappin' Doodles clipart to match and tons of resources on TpT.

I could spend the whole month doing these kind of fun things.  
Dang rules about using the core reading book!

Happy weekend friends!

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  1. so cute Emily!! I loved seeing what you are up to with your class :)

  2. ok...i'm going right now to get thatbook - lol!! i love doing quilts...and i'm doing stellaluna next week, so i hope they have an ebook of it!! lol i need it now! :)

  3. How fun & enjoyable!! Love your Old Lady ideas..super cute! I'm your newest follower!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

  4. Emily, I love your posts, so I just BOO-ed you! Happy October!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized