Wednesday, June 21, 2006

clip boards

Assalm alykom:

In my homeschooling, I was always having trouble with pending papers. If I assigned a paper bin for each child the papers ended up lost in it all. I tried folders, but we would forget about what was in them. Therefore, I came up with these clipboards. We have the papers clipped to them so we can always see them. They also have their names in Arabic so it is personlized. I made little ones for my toddlers. They have pending scribbling that they need to continually work on. Also, they feel included in the program which is very important.

Materials needed:

*Ceramic Tile
*Glass Paints
*Acrylic Paints
*Strong Glue(I used hard as nails)
*Picture Hook
*Wooden laundry clips

Directions: Clean the tile. Paint your design on the tile. The glass paints that I use require a short time of baking in the oven. Once you do that the paints cannot be scatched off. While the tile is baking and cooling, use the acrylic paints to paint a design on the laundry clip. If you paint it a solid color and then want to paint a different color like I did, you must wait for the first color to dry a little or the colors will mix together. After your tile is completly cooled and you laundry clip is completely dry, you can glue the clip to the bottom. At this point I glue the picture hanger on to the back too. This will allow you to hang it on the wall, Wait 24 hours for the glue to dry before you hang it.


Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum ummnour,
Alhamduillah...what a great idea. These pieces look beautiful . You are indeed very creative masha Allah. Continue the good works.
ma salaama

Um Nour said...

Assalm alykom Banu:

Thanks for the complement. These are truley one of my favorite pieces that I have made.

Mona Um Ibrahim said...

wonderful idea, beautiful MashaAllah.

Um Nour said...

Assalm alykom Um Ibrahim:

I so glad you liked them. They are so easy to make. I encourage you to try them.