Restyle 2014 highlights!Β 

Last year I participated in restyle run by Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. There are prompts for each day and you have to find a piece of clothing to match that prompt from an op shop. Here are some of my favourites from last year: 

Outerwear: fake fur from Good Sammys  
Tailored: hand me down houndstooth pants from my mum’s friend 

  
Sheer: a $3 top 

  
Arm candy: a fishy can basket 

  
Floral: standing outside my classroom

  
DIY: a ripped dress I turned into a top

  
Classic

  
Double denim 

  
It was so much fun! Restyle 2015 starts on Monday and I will be participating once again and blogging everyday!!

Casey xxx

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DIY Bar Cart

Today I’m feeling in a very DIY mood. My last big DIY project was nearly a year ago!! I always wanted a bar cart and found this white trolley at a small church op shop for $10! 

  

I bought some sand paper and blue spray paint then got to work. I took it apart, gave it a light sanding and then carefully spray painted the white parts. I love the final result!   

 

I’m continually adding bits and pieces. I particularly like different drinking straws, gin and flowers! 

   

  

  

Casey xxxx 

Classroom Valentine’s Day art and craft

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Over the last few days I have been making heart sun catchers with my students. To begin with I gave the kids a laminating sheet, card heart cut outs, tissue paper & cellophane. The kids then glue their pieces down & I laminated their sheets.

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I then traced a heart, cut it out & made a template to trace onto cardboard.

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I then glued the laminate heart onto the heart cardboard. The kids glued a few more hearts onto the cardboard and then they were done!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Casey xxz

Melbourne Street Art

Melbourne is a wonderful place! I’ve just spent the last 12 days there. Among other things I loved exploring and looking at all the amazing street art!!
This grasshopper was found in Fitzroy and is by Buzzard.

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This arm was also found in Fitzroy.

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This beautiful boy and heart is another Fitzroy gem and was done by Dolus.

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This unhappy looking octopus is painted on a tackle shop roller door in Brunswick.

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These three are in Collingwood.

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This gorgeous wolf/deer/puppet is in Prahran.

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This amazing whale is just as you get off the train at Richmond.

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A lovely green rhino in Richmond.

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This unusual pink man is also in Richmond.

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Casey xxx

DIY Paper Christmas Wreaths

These were a bit tricky for my class of year twos but they managed to pull them off and they look super sweet! We started off with a piece of A3 green card, folded it “hotdog” style length ways, ruled a line that wasn’t on the fold & then ruled lots of lines to cut. The full instructions are on my Pinterest board: Christmas Wreaths

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Once the kids had cut all the lines, they folded the paper around into a cylinder shape (pretty tricky) and then I stapled it. They then glued on red bows and berries!

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I then hung them up in the classroom off some tinsel πŸ˜€

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Casey xxxx

DIY Paper Snowflake Chandelier

I love doing Christmas craft and activities in class. The kids are getting excited for Christmas and the teachers are excited it’s nearly holidays. Snowflakes are a fun thing to make (even though it doesn’t snow in Perth).
I photocopied the template from Pinterest Pinterest
and got the kids to fold and cut.

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I then got a hula hoop, tied different lengths of string into the hoop and started sticky taping snowflakes onto it.

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It started looking like a beautiful dream catcher.

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Once all the snow flakes had been stuck on, I tied the hula hoop to wire across the classroom ceiling.

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Casey xxx

Weekend fun!

The weekend was so lovely! The weather is warming up and it’s nearly holiday time! We started the weekend off with a treat! Red Frankfurt hotdogs!!

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Saturday morning we went shopping and I got a new phone! I’ve had mine for a few years and it was getting so slow! We headed out for a friend’s birthday that night and couldn’t resist a selfie with my new phone and cover!

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Sunday we headed to the Leederville Festival!

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We ate some delicious paella and watching my husband’s cousin play. They are called Wisdom 2th and are hip hop but something so different! They were so fun and just great! Check them out!! Wisdom 2th

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This weekend can’t come quick enough!!

Casey xxx

More Japanese Art and Craft

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I can’t get enough of Japanese culture. Sharing it with the kids in my class is so fantastic!

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We made these super sweet carp kites. To begin we got large A3 coloured card. The kids drew scale patterns with oil pastel crayons, stuck paper fins on, white eyes and then I stapled the paper around to make a cylinder shape. We then stuck streamers into the bottom and I hung them up in the classroom!

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The kids then followed a step by step picture and drew two koi fish. After using pencil then went over it with oil pastels and they then painted it with edicol dye!

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I got both ideas from the wonderful Pinterest! Follow my link to view more fabulous ideas for teaching kids about Japan!!
Pinterest

Casey xxx

Classroom art and craft

Open night at school is always exhausting but the positive thing about it is creating art to hang in the room!! I love doing art with my kids! This term has been an around the world theme so we have looked at different countries and done some art and leant information about that country. Here are some pieces if art from my classroom. There are Mexican day of the dead flags, African weaving mats, Australian book week chicken door and Father’s Day art! I’ve also got a link to my Pinterest board on around the world work!

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http://www.pinterest.com/caseymchale/world-contients-school-theme/