We finished our “All About Me” unit last week, but not before we had a little fun with some pictures of the Little People. I had taken pictures of each of them, and then, to coincide with our talk about eyes and “tools for our eyes” and hair, I made some repositionable props for the pictures.
Here’s how to make them:
- Take pictures. I tried to get them as close as I could, and then cropped them so the faces filled the picture. I also enlarged them to 5″ x 7″ size on my computer before I printed them. (The pictures shown here are stock photos, and actually ended up being a little smaller than the ones of the Little People – which is why the glasses are really too big.) Mount the pictures to card stock, if desired, and laminate. (You really do want to laminate them. If you don’t the sticky glue dots will pull off pieces of the photo when you take them off.)
- Print out your props. My mustaches were actually stickers. I stuck them to heavy card stock, and cut them out. (They have a velvety texture on them, so I did not laminate them.)
My glasses were just pictures of glasses off of Google. Before I printed them off, I measured approximately how wide the faces of the pictures were, and then resized the pictures accordingly.
Print them onto cardstock:
Then cut them out, and then laminate them:
3) Turn your mustaches and glasses over:
3. Next, you add the stickiness with this this – Aleene’s Tack-It Over & Over glue. This is amazing stuff really. You can use this to make objects sticky, like post-it notes, and also repositionable. (You can also make your own glue dots with this stuff, but that’s another story.)
On the back of the glasses (and mustaches, not shown in this picture), squeeze out tiny dots of the Tack-It glue. Large area of glue will make it too sticky – tiny dots are much better. You will want to avoid getting the glue on your fingers, because it is really tacky and is not very easy to get off.
Let completely dry. The dots will dry clear:
5) Display your pictures, and add the props. Show your students how you can put them on and take them off, without losing any stickiness!