Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Made It- Brag Buttons!

I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics' Monday Made It because I want to share my new buttons!

Do you love celebrating your birthday? I do! Mostly because it means I get presents. Who doesn't like presents?! My students are always so excited when their birthday comes along. I love to make a big deal of it by having the birthday kid stand on a chair while the class sings happy birthday (signing in ASL). My students LOVE it. Last year, I found out that my Teacher Resource Center had a button maker! I was able to make a 3 inch button for 50 cents. That's super cheap!  I made this button and placed it on the student after the song. The kids got birthday wishes all day long. 

I decided this year to spiff up my birthday button and create some new ones as well. I used PowerPoint to create some circles between 2 and 3 inches in diameter. Then, I found some cute balloon clip art (courtesy of Sonya DeHart Design) for free on TpT. I failed to leave enough of a border so as you can see part of the designs are wrapped around the back. Not too big of a deal. That green also isn't as bright as I'd like it to be so I'll probably be trying that again. As soon as I make a few modifications I'll post this as a freebie. Hopefully, this happens before the end of the week. Tomorrow is my first contracted day so I'll be pretty busy this week.
2 in. buttons
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Well friends, I'm off to bed because it's time to start all that early rising nonsense.


  1. I want a button maker! These are too cute! Glad I found another cute 2nd grade blog! I'm your newest follower!

    Seconds at the Beach

  2. The buttons turned out great. I'm sure the kids will love wearing them!