Ginger Snap Crafts: tutorial {jazz up your science project} #gluenglitter

tutorial {jazz up your science project} #gluenglitter

Most of you know that I have 5 kiddos.
Sometimes I’m the the strict
do-your-chores kinda of mom,
but other times I can be pretty fun. 
(I think so, anyways.) :)
My oldest son, Zach, has a thing
about creepy, crawly animals (ewwww!).
In my attempt to try & be fun mom
I let him get a leopard gecko
with his Christmas money!  Yikes!
(Lizards seriously creep me out…so this was a big deal for me!)
So far, so good. (It hasn’t escaped yet.  Whew!)
Annnnd another added benefit, he is using his
leopard gecko for a 4H animal science project.  Yay!


science fair display board

Annnnd in another attempt to be a fun mom….
I let him use my vinyl cutter to
jazz up his science project display.
Pretty fancy, huh???

Before we started on this project my hubby
& I headed to Wal-mart to pick up some supplies.
We were on the hunt for an Elmer’s Tri-Fold Board & other supplies.
You can check out my shopping trip in my google+ story
.
Annnnd yes, a trip to Wal-mart does count as a date. ;)

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For this project you’ll need:
Elmer’s Tri-Fold Board
Elmer’s X-TREME School Glue Stick
colored cardstock
paper cutter
leopard gecko pictures & information
vinyl lettering

(We used A Truer Blue
& Courier New fonts for this project.)

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Zach jazzed up his vinyl by adding spots
to his leopard gecko & to the word leopard
using a permanent marker on the yellow vinyl. 
It looked really cool.


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The next step was applying the vinyl lettering to the Elmer’s Tri-Fold Board.
The vinyl stuck really easy to the cardboard.  It was really goes on nice & smooth.
(For more detailed instructions on how to apply vinyl lettering click here.)

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Then we used the Elmer’s X-TREME School Glue Stick
to glue on the leopard gecko pictures & facts.
We used the ruler on our paper cutter to line up everything just right.

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Here is Zach’s finished leopard gecko science project
Pretty jazzy, don’t you think? ;)

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11 comments:

  1. This one is best science project.I really impress by this projects.I inspire from it.

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  2. Love this! I would say this has to be one of the cutest ones there. :) You did a a great job!

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  3. The project looks amazing. My kids would love to have a gheko but I think, they would be so jealous.

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  4. What a fun, vibrant project!! Of course, as soon as I share it with my son, he'll be wanting a Gecko (sigh) :)

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  5. first
    i found you via LF and am now a follower via that and GFC
    (i like to be thorough!)

    second
    walmart totally counts as a date
    as long as no children are present

    third
    i want to join the cool mum club
    since i finally caved
    and let my son get a snake

    love the project
    and your blog!

    alison

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  6. You know, my husband and I sometimes cruise through Target, extra slow, on dates. What a lovely experience. Glad you do the same thing! And the project turned-out great.

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  7. Zach did a great job, it looks fantastic!

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  8. super cute! My daughters working on a homesteading tri fold bpoard project right now, I showed her this layout and she loved it! Ecpecially since weve owned geckos!!

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  9. OH yay! I loved 4-H when I was a kid!! Granted my pigs and sheep were a little bigger than a gecko, but it's still as cool! ;)

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  10. Thanks for hosting. I posted my chai recipe that can be made to your specific health needs. The perfect tea to sip on while you do your crafts!!

    http://naturallivingsocal.blogspot.com/2012/02/delicious-medicinal-chai.html

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  11. Been too long since I've left you a note, Ginger! Hows life with the leopard gecko these days? You might remember that my four year old is a reptile and amphibian nut! He started asking for a leopard gecko for Christmas back in September :) It was his Christmas present and he's since traded it for a smaller albino one... so far its going good for us too! I'm grateful its pretty resilient and comatose! Your blog is looking awesome as always :) Hope things are great in your world!

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