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DIY Fidget Spinner and Coloring Pages

I heard it all over the teaching networks I am part of ... "Make the Fidget Spinners STOP!" 

Now I get it, when a "toy" is annoying you want it to go away. Instead of being the mean teacher that doesn't let them have their spinners ... what if you were the teacher that embraced the spinner (without having to deal with the actual spinner)?!?

There are two things to help you do this over at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. 

First is the "Fidget Spinner Coloring Pack" 

 Fidget Spinner Coloring

This is rather popular in the first week of release. Which brought me to think. What if you could embrace the spinner even more? Do something where they are taking these designs and actually making spinners -- well, I found it.

 DIY Fidget Spinner

In this resource you are going to get the step by step directions to make fidget spinners using light weight cardboard, a straw and a brad. That's right, no bearings, no strong adhesive, and a controllable mess (seriously the only mess is the paper from cutting the pieces). 

Not only are you getting step by step directions with and without pictures. You are also getting 12 different patterns.

  • Three 2 prong spinners
  • Five 3 prong spinners
  • Two 4 prong spinners
  • Two 5 prong spinners
This is perfect for teachers needing something fun for the end of the year. Perfect for parents needing something to entertain your children. Ideal for school age preschool teachers. Great for summer camp counselors.

Both resources are over at my Teachers Pay Teachers store

Get yourself the directions and patterns head over to my Facebook Page ( and share those great designs with me!

Embrace play! Make it a fun day!



Ch Ch Changes

If there is one thing that is consistent with Sara Hickman Designs it is that I change with the changes that head my way.

When I started out on this journey it was to make a difference. I wanted to empower teachers to make learning fun again. Academic does not have to equal boring, repetitive, or busy work. Somewhere along the way, I think we as teachers and parents have lost that. We teach them how to take a test. We are worried when they can't write their letters at 3. We tell them at the start of the year you have to have this score on this test to move on at the end of the year.

How does that make learning fun?
Who wants to spend their kid years doing an hour and a half of homework in the 3rd grade?
Who wants to have homework in Kindergarten?

Don't get me wrong not all of life has to be fun and games, but when they are kids -- they need to be able to be kids.

Studies have even shown the more senses you get involved while learning the more active the brain is absorbing the …

Monday Muse Edition 5

So I am totally in love with that is Steampunk right now. The earthy colors, the sumptuous Victorian attire, with the mix of hardness from the antiquated props and the ingenuity of a world that never was ...

I mean really top hats, ruffles, corsets, skeleton keys, gears, and cogs. 

I decided I would pull 3 similar, but different schemes for your weekly inspiration. They are all so beautiful in their own ways.

Seriously, how can I work this into my life without looking like I am wearing a costume?
See you next time! We are getting close to pre-season football ya'll. Fall is right around the corner!

13 Reason Why You WANT to be in the Cool Kid

1. Because being a cool kid is the 'shhpoopy' - as it is said around here.
2. Because being a cool kid gets you cool shhpoopy. (Like Fa La La Friday Graphics)
3. Because being a cool kid gets you free shhpoopy. (Like free coloring pages)
4. Because being a cool kid is something that everyone wanted to be at some point and time.
5. Because being a cool kid puts you in the know.
6. Because being a cool kid gets you attention.
7. Because being a cool kid is special.
8. Because being a cool kid is like being a VIP.
9. Because being a cool kid is way cooler than just being a kid.
10. Because being a cool kid gets you discounts.
11. Because being a cool kid is good for your health. (Coloring may relax you. Relaxing is good.)
12. Because being a cool kid is just way awesome.

and last but not least ...

13. Because being a cool kid is just cool.

So, I ask. Would you like to be a cool kid?

Fill out this form right here. I will hook you up with some free coloring pages!