Christmas Tiles

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Today I’m going to share with you my FAVORITE student parent gifts ever! They’re inexpensive and super quick and easy. I love them so much that I always make my own children pose for a photo!!

First… you need to gather a few materials. I purchased everything except the tiles from Amazon. You definitely want to get the tiles from Lowe’s. I got them for 16 cents a pieces. You can click on the pictures and it will take you to the links.

So here goes… your first step is to take pictures of your students with their hands in the air. Then, you’ll need to print black/white on regular white copy paper.

**I put the pictures in PowerPoint and then made sure the size of each image was 4.5 x 6. You could probably print right from your phone or camera… you could also upload to Microsoft Word… I’m just most familiar with PowerPoint! When printing you will want to print ACTUAL SIZE and not scale to fit the paper.

Your picture might be a little big for the tile…. You will need to trace around the tile to make the picture fit!

Cut out each image!

Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the tile and glue down the photograph.

Cut off the access paper around the edges.

Use a sharpie to draw a squiggly line.

Now it’s time to add the lights…. I always let my students do this part!!!

I think it works the best when you use the back of a paint brush!!

Once the paint dries you’re ready for a layer of Mod Podge.

It will look like this before it dries… don’t worry…. It dries clear…

And there you have it…  My favorite parent gifts ever…..

Also… If you’re looking for some new holiday themed activities that will have your students learning but also having FUN…. our Christmas unit just got a HUGE update!!!

December is so fun in the classroom! I hope you have an amazing month!




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