The Music teacher is retiring after teaching 39 years. 4 of those years with us. The Specials team did a little celebration for him after school one day last week. We bought a cake and I thought it would be fun to make some centerpieces for the tables. I really had NO budget for this, but hey, I'm an art teacher and a hoarder I can do this!
Here's my inspiration piece that I found on Pinterest.
And here's how I did it!
I gathered up boxes, styrofoam, skewers, mylar balloons, glue dots, tape, black paint and I purchased cut out musical notes and ribbon with musical notes.
I painted the skewers black to blend in with the notes. I put the paint onto the foam and rubbed the stick until it was covered with paint.
I cut the sheet of styrofoam to fit inside the boxes. I actually have a styrofoam cutter at school, but of course I was at home.
Cutting styrofoam is messy, I used tape to clean up all the crumbs.
The styrofoam was glued into the boxes. This was done so that when I put the skewer in with the musical note it would have a way to stand up.
I had some mylar balloons, which when you cut them open the inside is silver. I used them to cover the boxes.
I used hot glue to attach the musical notes to the skewers. And carefully poked a hole at the top of the box.
I had some leftover glue dots that I used for attaching the ribbon.
There's only a few days left of school and I get to return from medical leave on the last day to pack up the room. I've been out so long I feel like I just want to start the new school year! Oh well.........
Thanks for reading and enjoy the summer!