Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Box~Explosion box with flower top made by the 1st grade!

I wanted to share the project that we made in my Son's 1st grade class today!

I took the Mother's Day Explosion Box with flower top and modified it a bit so the 1st graders could make them with a candle to give their Mom's as a gift!

I had to simplify them in some areas so that we could get them all made in a short period of time.
The measurements & instructions are the same but we omited the squares of DP & window on the inside and changed the tags to circles.

I used the 1 3/8" circle punch for the card stock and 1 1/4" circle punch for the white paper, then I stamped "My Mom" on one tag and we had the children write little love messages to their Mom's on the other 3 circles. I also changed the flower top from the paper flower to some store bought flowers. The paper flowers were just too complex and tine consuming for the kids to do. I bought some cases of Banquet candles with glass holders (12 in a case for about $6) and we used some strips of designer paper adhered with sticky strip around and covered the seam with a paper punched flower. We let the children choose the DP they wanted on their candle holders.

All in all it was a great day, the children seemed so happy with what they had made for their Mom's. I thought the 1st grade version of the Explosion box came out great! The candles fit perfectly inside the boxes without any size adjustments from my tutorial. I was thinking a grown up version of the candle holders would be to put some rub ons or etching on the glass holders!
I've put the original box pictures and the modified version side by side so you can see the changes!

Have a FUN day!


LINDA said...

How awesome!! Im sure there mother's are going to love these..Its so cool that you showed them how to make them..
Hugs, Linda

CoveredInCrafts said...

That's just beautiful!