Friday, January 22, 2010

My Build A Bear Mommy & Me Class

I held a Mommy & Me (Grandma & Me ) class on Martin Luther King Day since the kids were out of school. I made each child a tin like the one above.
Supplies: Sending Love DSP, Real Red CS, Regal Rose CS
Accessories: I did not have the additional sizzlit for her hair bow, purse and belt(I was so bummed) so I got my punches out and started playing with them to create a purse that would fit into this schematic. The designer label punch is her purse folded in half with a lil ribbon sticky stripped down inside and then a brad put thru it.
  • I also used the NEW little heart punch for the heart on her shirt.
  • The Heart on her hand is the NEW heart embosslit in the Occasions Mini with Happy Valentines Day sentiment from the Wishing You a Happy Heart stamp set.
  • Popped out with the modern label punch.

Using My Build A Bear die cuts, I gave them each 3 bears. along with shirts, skirt, and shoes, and the materials to make the purses. These were in a clear envelope sealed shut in their box for after we were through making the VDAY cards.

This is a picture of a 3.3/4 x4 pocket card with a 3x3 lil Vday card inside. the parents made the pocket cards while the kids colored their Valentines I had already stamped for them below.

Each child received 5 cards fronts to color and then the layers to assemble to the cards. When they were all done coloring and blending their Beary Best Friend image they got to visit the glitter station where the two way glue was set up with the Dazzling Diamonds. BOY kids love glitter.
The parents and the kids were thrilled and asked if we could do this again soon!
The key for success with this project was I did alot of the prep work by making the tins in advance(only four sets of them) and stamping the bears on the 2-3/4x 2-3/4 white CS so they could immediately start coloring and not mess around with the stamping on such a small surface.
We were done in two hours and everyone was thrilled. I also put some candy in the tins as well. Pixie sticks always a hit!!

I am doing a project for my daughters GS Brownie troop on 2/2/10 and I definitely think these lil bears will be so cute dressed up in Brownie gear. I have a pack of paper specifically made for Girl Scouts , so I think I will dress them in official uniform and add the Hearts to make the Brownie Valentine Bears!

Hope you enjoy!!

If you are interested in purchasing some of these tins we got them on a major going out of business sale they are $2.00 each plus shipping email me at to place your order.

1 comment:

Creations by Patti said...

Whitney, my friend, YOU have been so busy!!! Goodness gracious. Love all these projects. They look like alot of the ones that were swaped at Leadership and Regionals. I got a few of these and yours looks excellant, too!!! TFS with allof us! Hugs, P