When I wrote about my Free Canadian Symbols Unit, I promised I’d share Part 2 ~ our Canada Day Deely Bobbers.
So here they are!
I gave the kids maple leaf templates (these are big; you’ll need to reduce) which they cut out. We ended up gluing white ones onto red construction paper and then recutting. I thought they needed the extra weight, but it turns out I was wrong.
Add lots of glitter to the leaves.
This is where I had to more or less take over. We needed to wrap half a red pipe cleaner around a pencil. It was important that it was wrapped fairly tightly.
This took a lot of trial and error, but we discovered that the leaves and pipe cleaners stayed upright if I attached the pipe cleaner to the plastic hairband right at the point where the pipe cleaner curls. Does that make sense?
Once the pipe cleaners were in place I taped on the very glittery maple leaves.
Place deely bobbers on your head!
The kids looked super cute wearing them, though I did have to bribe some of the boys with cake to get them to wear theirs. Haha! But it was the last day of school so they were all very good sports and agreed to wear them out the door.
So that was my last look at them before the holidays … their sweet heads with their little leaves bobbing around 🙂