There is a difference between being a creative person and being a crafty person. I think that in some way, you need to be creative to be crafty, but you don’t need to be crafty to be creative. See, once in a while I can get my mind to “think outside of the box.” I can often whip up something on a whim and I love to create fun new science material for my classroom. But if you give me a hot glue gun, I’m clueless. I have a brand new, in-the-box Cricut machine that I’ve not really touched. One, because I’m scared of it and two, because I don’t know what to do with it. I know you can make paper people and things like that? But then I don’t know what to do with the paper people! (I even keep buying cartridges because it makes me feel like I’m a professional Cricut creator. Shh.) When I was a teenager, the fun thing to do was paint a t-shirt with puffy paint for the football games. My friends’ shirts always looked great – stenciled, bedazzled (because that was cool back then), and colorful. Mine looked like I held the paint in front of a fan, pressed the On button, and let the shirt design itself.
Needless to say, I’m linking up for my first Monday Made It! 🙂 I know. You are super excited right now.
The first thing I made this week was a Magnetic Board for my desk at school. I’m trying to make my room have more of a “homey” feel to it this year, so I wanted to add some pictures to my desk area.
I started by buying this magnetic sheet at Joann Fabrics and a spool of yarn.
Thanks for joining me on my first Monday Made It! Head over to 4th Grade Frolics to see what everyone else has created this week. 🙂