From MNW's Admissions Director, alumnus, and former Primary Guide, Andrea Hippensteel:
Creating an environment for children filled with beautiful and interesting materials was one of my greatest joys in the classroom, obviously a very distant second to working with the children themselves. To see the children notice a new wooden elephant, a brass nautilus shell for polishing, a new three-part card set, or even a fun pillow for the reading chair was brilliant fun.
I was reminded of the joy of material making today in the Primary classroom. What a joy to see all of the materials the students are creating! Each year, our students introduce us to items in that I would have loved to have had in the classroom.
Laura Kemper, a current student in our Primary course, brought in a lovely example of thoughtful packaging, one that was too adorable not to share with you.
The idea is simple and easily adapted to suit your classroom needs.
What you will need:
- The PDF template
- Felt (size to be determined by the object you intend to place in the center)
- 1 (Lovely) Button
- 1 (Lovely) Length of Ribbon
- Thread for sewing the (Lovely) Button
- Something (Lovely) to put inside