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Classroom Leprechaun Pennant Banner

My name is Chad Boender, and I am a kindergarten teacher and author of a blog called Male Kindergarten Teacher. Leprechauns are up to their old tricks now that St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner! Having a classroom leprechaun is a great way to keep students engaged throughout the month of March. This DIY classroom leprechaun pennant banner is the perfect addition to any classroom entrance or bulletin board. Today I am excited to share how I created this fun and easy classroom leprechaun pennant banner in Silhouette Studio®. Let’s grab our supplies and get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette…

St. Patrick’s Day Shirt

  I’m not Irish, but that doesn’t mean we would let St. Patrick’s Day pass without a special shirt for my son. I wanted to create something fun for him to wear in March, and I came up with this rockin’ design by merging a few existing designs from the Silhouette Design Store.   To start… I opened and ungrouped the “you rock” design so that I could use the guitar and the word “rock.” To do this, I right clicked and selected ungroup until all the shapes were separate. Then, I deleted the extra shapes to be left with these. Next, I added the word “sham”…

Spring Shamrock Paper Arrangement

    I loved pulling out all the green and gold in my paper stash to see what I could use for a fun shamrock arrangement. I could have used about 12 more shades of green, but I resisted. 😉 At this time of year I want to add flowers to everything, so that directed how I used this fun free design.   To make each flower or shamrock, I resized the shamrock to about 2” wide and the scalloped circle to about 2.5” wide. I cut a front and a back of each piece from a variety of green papers,…

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

    Get the kids excited for St. Patrick’s Day with this fun leprechaun treasure hunt! Follow the leprechaun’s clues that lead to places all around the house. At the end, the kids will be rewarded with his pot of gold.   This design includes ten ready-to-print clues. Follow these steps to use the print and cut feature: Select Registration Marks Select Type 1 in the Style menu Place the design within the red cut border and avoid the greyed area. Print the clues onto white sticker paper. Once printed, cut the design with the Silhouette CAMEO/Portrait.   A cardstock backing is now needed for each clue. With the rectangle tool, create…