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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pinterest Inspirations

I just love Pinterest. I am sure many of us do but what makes pinterest great is that you can create various lessons and springboard from one photo. Putting a spin on another's lesson is what makes blogging so fun. Here is my spin on my pinned photo.

Students in 3rd grade painted the background and created houses out of 9 x 12 weavings. The spin was that we used paintedpaper for various details such as a sun, clouds, trees and painted flowers, grass and patterns.  Students who were absent did not do the weaving but just used paintedpaper for their house. Some classes did not paint the background with watercolors students just added details to construction paper background.

What is your spin on your pinterest inspiration?

Here is the pinned photo!


12 x 18 construction paper
9 x 12 paper for weaving
strips for weaving
painted paper in various colors
watercolor paints and brushes for background
tempera paints for details such as flowers and trees


  1. I pinned that idea on my board as well. I wish I had thought of it myself. It's a great lesson and different approach to the same old weaving lesson.

  2. LOVE it! I love painted paper and collages.

    I am having a problem with pinterest and I can't find help ANYWHERE! :(, I'm afraid their e-mail never gets read either. Basically... I can't see my boards when I pin things! I only have access to 4, so I have to constantly go to my pins, edit them, and categorize them in the right boards. I also only see 4 when I click on the "boards" link, but I have at least 10... any ideas? : /, I almost think I have to start all over with a new account... but that sounds like a lot of work..

  3. Oh dear. Hannah's problem sounds crazy! My only problem with Pinterest is when the servers are busy. So sorry, Hannah :(

    I've been pinning like crazy and am adopting and adapting all over the place!!

  4. Hannah, I am so sorry you are having problems. I have noticed I have to logoff and login again to see some pins. I am wondering if it is just getting bogged down from so many users. Hang it there!

  5. These are lovely!!! It makes me want to teach elementary again!