In the past, we have worked very closely with DonorsChoose.org for various fundraising efforts--it's great to know that the money you raise is going directly to teachers. Which is why we are fundraising for DonorsChoose once more this month!
If you are a fan of Kaplan on Facebook, you may have noticed a small overhaul of our Facebook page: new cover photo, new pictures... for every new 'Like' we get on Facebook, we've resolved to donate $1 each to DonorsChoose. If you're not a fan of Kaplan on Facebook, now is a great time to become one! Follow this link to find out more about our campaign.
But wait--where did we get that cool Facebook 'Like' hand in the picture?
We made it!
Here's some fun pictures of the creative process and directions if you want to make one of your own!
How to Make Your Own 'Like' Hand
- craft foam
1. Find a large image of the symbol (through your favorite search engine) and create a stencil for it!
2. Take your craft foam and use the stencils you have created to cut out your initial pieces! (Note: We did not have any white craft foam, so we made do with pink and changed the color in Photoshop later--but if you want this to use for more than just pictures, we recommend finding white craft foam!)
3. Trace the individual pieces of the stencils on their respective colors of craft foam you will need for each piece: the interior white hand on white craft foam, the second stencil on blue craft foam, and the larger stencil on white craft foam again. Then, cut your pieces out!
4. Then, assemble your foam hand! We made several different colors.
If you want to attach a handle to the back of the hand so children can hold it, get crafty--we taped a string to the back of it for our model to use in the photoshoot. It's easy!
Happy crafting! And spread the word--we want to help teachers and classrooms in need across America. :)