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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
George Washington Zine & Necklace
Recently we were invited to the party of a very special friend. Her birthday theme was - George Washington. Seriously. Isn't that the coolest? That an 8 year old girl would like to have a George Washington theme birthday party is awesome.
Naturally the party branched out to include the American Revolution, with many fun art ideas, activities, games and food, all inspired by George Washington and the birth of our country. So needless to say, a cool party like that deserved some cool handmade gifts as well.
We were still in "zine" mode, so we thought our friend would appreciate a cool, interactive zine on George Washington.
S made the cover with a grinning portrait of ole George.
We found a bunch of quotes attributed to George on-line.
We also found some cool education web sites that had the graphics that we used as coloring pages.
We also added some interactive ideas like design your own coins...
make a portrait of Martha....
design your own paper currency....
and of course some cherry inspired recipes...
And R copied some lines from the Declaration of Independence for the back cover. We had a lot of fun with this zine and it came together pretty fast. You can see we also included some one-of-a kind George Washington necklaces (in the top photo). Because really, how many second grade girls have genuine George Washington jewelry to sport at recess?
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