The classroom is decorated in elephants, so I wanted to use them some way.
Then it came to me. Horton Hears a Who!
What better for the wonderful person who took care of the the littlest ones for the year?
I used my Silhouette to cut out the lettering, using the Doctor Soos Bold font.
I sketched out Horton by looking at a picture from the book.
I added some packing paper to the ears and trunk to make it 3D.
Seeing as it would be touched by dozens of kids all week, I wanted to use something that would hold it together better than Elmers, so I used hot glue...And burnt the crap out of my finger!
That's what I get for rushing when using hot, sticky substances.
I wanted to add some red bushes around his feet, but ran out of time.
All in all, though, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
I hope Mrs. Schurter loves it as much as we love her!
So what are you doing for Teacher Appreciation this year?
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