Hi everyone - Elisha here! Just wanted to fill you in on some of the fun stuff that we’ve been up to here at Happy Crafters headquarters. On July 27th I was invited to be a guest speaker at Energy Express at Mason Dixon Elementary school.
Energy Express is “an award-winning, 8-week, summer reading
Sarabella’s Thinking Cap is a story about a young girl who is super creative, but sometimes has trouble concentrating in school because she spends so much time daydreaming (a story that I can relate to quite a bit!). She then decides to make her own thinking cap to put all of those great thoughts and ideas of hers on the outside to share with the world!
After reading this book I helped my first group of students make their own thinking caps using paper chef hats that we purchased from Amazon and a bunch of pre-cut designs that I made using adhesive vinyl! They then put the finishing touches on their caps with their own drawings and doodles. This was such a fun activity that I’d recommend for any group of 4-8-year-olds!
For the older
This activity was a huge hit and the kids seemed super excited to show off their new creations when school starts in a couple weeks. It was extremely rewarding to be able to use vinyl to teach a group of great students about creativity and design and I hope we are able to come back and do it all again next year.
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Until next time!