Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Decorative Vase

  1. You will need a clean empty plastic bottle, sandpaper, white glue, yarn, toothpick, and scissors.
  2. Roughen the outside of the bottle with sandpaper.
  3. Put glue around the top inch of the bottle. Start wrapping the yarn around the bottle neck, overlapping the end of the string.
  4. Continue applying glue and adding yarn around the entire bottle.
  5. Switch colors as often as you like, simply gluing the ends down and overlapping with the new yarn.
  6. You can also create shapes or pictures on the vase. Make the desired shape out of glue and then wrap yarn in that area.

More Center Focus Ideas

Building Our Community
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
Hand Sculpture
Count Pine Cone Scales
Tall Tales
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Picture Frames
Mini-Parade
Monster Math
Moon Months
Combinations
Thumbprints
Area of a Shamrock
Author Spotlight
Tile Probability
Pattern Necklaces
Columbus Acrostic
Compare Hair
West African Tale
Story Problems
Discover Pi
Popping Popcorn
Favorite Olympic Athlete
Speech Writing
Potato Latkes
Egg Volume
"A Busy Year" Reading
The Wall
Story in a Bag
Number Relationships
Ice Insulation
Limericks
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Pocket Chart
Hero or Not?
Money from Around the World
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
Food For Thought
Dough Dreidel
Inclined to Slide
Easter Egg Contest
What Adds Up to 10?
Distances Traveled
Hieroglyphics
Student Editorial
The Mayflower Voyage
Who Is That?
Alphabetizing Objects
Complete the Story
Sand Separation