One of my favorite memories is creating a bulletin board every month depending on theme or subject matter we were discussing. Once, during December I created a board with a bunch of presents with the children's names on them. At circle time, I talked about presents and asked them if they remember the very first gift they received.
There were many answers, kind of like those AT&T commercials. I love when kids are honest like that!!!
Then, I would say, "Your name was the very FIRST present you received."
So, that inspired me to do another thing I loved doing, which was making gifts for the kids in my class. I enjoyed making them and especially enjoyed personalizing them specifically for them.
I had some mirrors saved up and was inspired to make some etched mirrors this year.
Here are the etched mirrors I made:
It all starts with Glass Etching Cream by Armour Etch
To add a little flair, I used a hand held punch to punch out the circles at the ends of the letters. Remember that look back in the day when Dot Lettering was popular?
Then, use an X-acto knife to cut along the letters, you can make any corrections you want at this point. See, how I didn't follow the Sharpie lines, exactly?
Then, use your X-acto knife to remove the letters.
Follow the directions on the Armour Etch jar. (CAUTION: It is corrosive, so use gloves and use in a well ventilated area)
Shake jar well, brush it onto the mirror, going both ways, vertically and horizontally, ensuring everything is covered.
Tah-Dah!!!A Personally Etched mirror for someone special!!!
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