- knit gloves (99 Cent Store) (Being from California, I had to look up the proper terminology between gloves & mittens!! Mittens, evidently have fingers!)
- costume jewelry: rings, bracelets (99 Cent Store)
- dowel (Michael's 59₵)
- small bag of Polyfil: batting/stuffing (Joann's Craft Store $2.50 but I only used a handful so there is enough left to make TONS more)
- optional: glue gun
- optional: needle and thread
Total cost: LESS THAN $3 to make 1 pointer
Total time: 10-15 minutes!!
The greatest thing about these pointers is their size. The dowels are long enough that students can stand back & not block their work, as they share. The rings I found this time have flashing lights inside them (gotta love those!) These also work great to track words on a class poster or anchor chart, as student read aloud!
My 9-year old stopped to watch me make these pointers (as I was almost finished) & said, "Mom, you should have asked me to help you. I would have filmed you so you could make a video instead!" Shows the generation gap; that had never occurred to me! Well, next time I decide to get crafty, I promised her she could film it!
Thanks to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for hosting November's Monday Made It linky party!