I decided I want to be like Ms. Frizzle. I had free time this weekend and started making earrings, and then I was inspired by Ms. Frizzle (from The Magic School Bus) to make earrings that match my lessons.
The earrings I made: Top row (from left to right): PCBs, Pom Poms, Cherries. Bottom row (from left to right): Still Life Vases, Strawberries, Wrapped Stones and Pom Poms
The pom pom earrings don’t really match with any of the lessons I’m planning, but I am teaching still life art to lower elementary this week so I can at least match with some of my lessons 🙂
Materials I used to make my earrings:
- PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) – I found tiny printed circuit boards from inside an old speaker and from old phones (and my brothers helped me take apart the old technology and unsolder them). I added jump rings through each loop and a button and other electronic part above the PCBs, and then I added the earring pieces.
- Pom Poms – I made two pom poms with different colors of embroidery thread. I used the excess thread and sewed on two smaller pom poms that were storebought.
- Cherries – Green wires, embroidery thread, & felt
- Still Life Vases – Green wires, felt, small chains
- Strawberries – Felt, embroidery thread
- Wrapped Stones and Pom Poms – stones, pink wire, embroidery thread
How I make pom poms:
- Cut out a small strip of cardboard.
- Wrap embroidery thread or yarn around the cardboard.
- Wrap until you have a thick amount of yarn to make a fluffy pom pom.
- Cut a smaller string out and put it aside.
- Slide the loop off of the cardboard.
- Place the loop of yarn on top of the string
- Tie a knot around the center of the loop.
- Tie another 2 or 3 knots around the center to make it secure.
- On one side of the knot, cut through the loops.
- Cut out the loops on the other side of the knot
- Trim excess yarn so the pom pom is even and fluff it up.