I'm back! Fellow crafters, my apologies for not creating more posts on crafts, it's the holidays you know.
Anyways, onto the post, VIPKID teachers! This was the second theme I created for my classroom, the Cloud Background was the first (feel free to check it out). Out of all the ones I've created, this one is probably the one that gets used the most. I guess it's my favorite... I don't know. I love the Halloween background I created and the one for the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival. Feel free to check those out too.
Making the background itself is very simple. It's just a bunch of stars and a moon I cut free hand from black and white paper. I added the rocket Dino later on when I found him on Facebook (thanks again for sharing, fellow teachers!). They all stick up with tape.
Obviously, I couldn't use yellow stars in a yellow fabric, so I though black stars would be a fun contrast, and I was totally right! The white stars you see came to be on accident. I was printing out the stars on black paper and accidentally ordered two copies instead of just one. Oh well, might as well use them. Turns out they're a fun addition to the background as well. So I've kept them. (Want your own starry sky? Get the printable below!)
I place the stars in a different spot every time. I use the loop Velcro stuck onto my fabric as a marker for where the stars should go. That way, all the stars are shown on the camera and they fill the background nicely. And these I stick up with tape. I don't move them during my classes, so I haven't had any issues with them falling off. If it ever happens, then I just replace the tape when I finish classes.
The photo you see above is one of the rewards I only use with this theme: rockets. This is how I add variety to my classroom and make sure I don't use the same rewards over and over again. Sometimes I cheat and use the rockets if I feel like the kid will really enjoy it for another theme. But usually, they only appear when I put up this theme.
Here are some other rewards I've made:
I also have one for Shooting Stars as well for the girls. Right now I'm kicking myself for not taking a screen shot of this reward. I'll share a photo of it on my Facebook Page so you can see what it's like later on.
Here's the link for the stars printable. Click on the title to download it:
(Note: here's what I originally made this template for)
Thanks for reading. If you are interested in getting a copy of the rewards you saw today, Contact Me. See you next time!
Hello! My name is Char. Thank you for visiting my blog, CallCrafts. I am a wife and mother who LOVES to make things. Read tutorials on crafts I've created to decorate my home, for parties, and more! Read more about me in My Story.