Mama Diaries

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tissue Paper Squares

Last week, I went to my son's school to help out in the classroom.  I never know what the teacher is going to have me do.  I usually get an odd assortment of things. 

"Let me see," said the teacher.  Then she pulled out a stack of tissue paper sheets.  And sissors. 

Uh oh.

"Can you please cut these into strips and then make squares with them? Just dump them in this basket when you're done.  Thanks!"

She sent me out in the hall to work on this project.

Yeah, cutting tissue paper into strips, and then cutting them again to make squares is just so much fun!

As I cut, I wondered what on earth the teacher would be doing with these things.  Confetti?  Rainbow hodge podge?  I figured it would be something to do with making a big mess. 

An hour and a half later, I turned in my basket of tissue paper squares.  Glad to be done, I went back home and didn't think about it anymore.

Today, my son came home from school.  And guess what he had?  A small milk carton, cut in half and filled with dirt.  And on that milk carton was glued....tissue paper squares!

"What's this?" I asked.

"A sunflower," my son replied.  "Happy Earth Day!"  


  1. awww, how sweet! I know you appreciated that, didn't you?

  2. Well, if YOU didn't cut those squares, who would have? You are an earth day hero!

    1. Hmmm. Maybe I should make myself a tissue paper cape since I'm an Earth day super hero! LOL.

  3. Surely all the cutting was worth it! :)

  4. That is beautiful. So sweet.

    Nice to connect with you today, Sherry. :)

  5. haha aren't you glad you took the time to chop all of that tissue paper up now?..haha

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    1. Teachers come up with the best ideas, don't they?

  7. How wonderful. :)

  8. Priceless!
    It's the simple things in life that count!