Monday, July 29, 2013

Modge Podge on a Pocket Chart... Whaaaa? *Monday Made-It!*

I think you're aware that I need help with my pocket chart addiction.  And if you aren't aware... now you are.  I have a lot of them.  But, when they are $1 at Target, how can I NOT buy three to five every. single. time I go there?  Every.  Single.

Anyway... I am using them.  The rest, I've squirreled away in a drawer for a rainy day!

Last night I decided to try something out on one.  Last year I had my class jobs printed on Avery labels and stuck to the outside of the pockets.  It worked great!  Except that, by the end of the year, they were smudged and peeling off.

So, last night I decided to try sticking paper labels on with Modge Podge and it worked out beautifully!  I actually love it a whole lot and am trying to figure out how I can do this on more of my charts!

All I did was print those on paper and cut them out.  Then I did put paper behind each pocket so that the Modge Podge didn't get on the fabric.  I applied the Modge Podge to the plastic strips, laid down the paper, and Modge Podge'd over it!  It took about 30 minutes to dry and now it's done!  If you do it, just remember that it is only paper, so you have to go gently with the brush so you don't rip the paper.

I used a sponge brush too, btw!

I'm thinking some of my other charts that usually get student's names stuck on them every year might be getting numbers instead so I can make them with Modge Podge!

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  1. What a great idea! And by the way, I am the opposite! I try to get rid of any and all pocket charts in my room! I'm not even sure why! Sounds like you and I would make a perfect team...I could hand them all of to you, ha!

    Happily Teaching

  2. I'm obsessed with pocket charts too and I always get the $1 ones Target when I see them.


  3. CLEVER!!!!! Mod Podge, the new duct tape... LOL!

  4. whoa!! I had no idea, so brilliant Christina!!!

    1. OMG- Kristen- doer of all thing amazing and creative- likes my idea!!! My day is made!!!

  5. What a great idea! I'll have to try it!
    Teachin' First

  6. My favorite part about the Target Dollar Spot pocket charts (well, besides being $1!) is that they aren't blue. Why don't they make bigger charts in multiple colors?!

    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason
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  7. I love that idea! How clever! I am a total sucker for the Target pocket charts, and was so excited that they had turquoise this year--I was able to buy enough to take down the green ones that held my table jobs last year, and now the job charts will match my room! Woohoo!

    Kindergarten A to Z

  8. I had never heard about Mod Podge before I started blogging, now I use it on everything! Your charts came out great!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  9. what a brilliant idea!! I just might have to copy this idea sometime!!

  10. Love it! I have been admiring yout turquoise pocket charts for awhile....I need to hit target!!!

    Fluent in Fourth

  11. This is a GREAT idea! Are the classroom helper labels available on TpT?

    1. They are not. They're pretty specific to my class, so I wasn't sure if anyone would find them useful!

  12. Thanks for posting your wonderful ideas.

  13. What a great idea! You'll have to update us on how they hold up compared to the Avery labels. I bet Mod Podge is stronger! Thanks for sharing!

    Read With Me ABC

  14. I always use the Avery labels on my pocket charts too- but I have issues with them being a pain to get off at the end of the year (if I put student names on them) I wonder if the modge podge would come off easier??

    Thanks for the idea!!

    Berry Sweet Teaching Treats

  15. Today I learned that the Dollar Tree is now carrying pocket charts. Oh, the self-control it took for me not to buy all 30 of them on the shelf.

  16. That is a great idea!!! I might have to do this. Thanks for the hint


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