Stencils Make Creative Learning Fun! by TREND enterprises

Activity Ideas TREND stencils are great for an array of activities. Here are some fun ideas to get you started!

Wrap it up!
Use tempera paints to trace stencil shapes onto brightly-colored tissue or construction paper. A fun way to personalize gifts and teach shape recognition!

Crafty Crowns
Tape traced shapes to Terrific Trimmers® to make cool crowns. Decorate with pipe cleaners and stickers. Create themed crowns for holidays and events.

Folder Fun
Have students express their creativity! Invite them to use markers and crayons to trace shapes onto a folder for coursework. A neat way to keep kids organized.

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Bold Bookcovers
Accent bookcovers with stencil shapes using markers, pencils, and paints. Create themed covers to complement curriculum and learning units.

Neat Nameplates
Personalize classrooms and make students stand out! Trace actual-size stencils or trace stencil shapes on paper, place on copier, and reduce 50%. Color and decorate shapes and add to folded construction paper or readymade nameplates.

Window Wonders
Place dried flowers between two sheets of waxed paper. Use stencil to trace and cut two identical borders to seal the edges. Punch a hole at the top, thread with string, and hang in a window.

Lunchtime Fun
Personalize and decorate lunch bags by using markers to trace fun designs. Create bags for holiday themes and classroom parties, too.

Super Sponge Art
Take a kitchen sponge and use stencils to trace shapes. Cut shapes out and dip in paint to decorate cards, folders, and crafts.

Delightful Decorations
Celebrate holidays and accent learning themes. Trace shapes and cut out, tape a piece of string to the back, and display!

Perky Puppets
Trace shapes on paper, place on copier, and reduce size 50%. Cut out shapes and decorate with markers and paints. Roll a small piece of paper around fingertip, remove, and tape to back of shape to make fun finger puppets!

Teaching Tools
Cut out traced shapes from colorful paper and tape to craft sticks. Use as flash cards to teach basic shapes and make learning fun! Outline stencil shapes onto felt, cut out, and affix to a felt board to teach shape words and recognition. Trace shapes on paper, place on copier, and reduce size 50%. Have students color shapes to build fine motor skills.

Fancy Photos
Frame photos and artwork! Trace shapes on construction paper, and cut out an opening in the shape using a stencil as a guide. Fold a small piece of paper in half and tape to back for a fun, stand-up frame.

Light the Way
Take a lunch bag, trace a shape on it, and cut out the shape with a blade knife. Place a sheet of colored paper inside, and fill the bottom with sand or rocks. Carefully place a tea candle in the bag to illuminate the design!

Marvelous Magnets
On balsa wood, trace a shape and cut out with a blade knife. Decorate the shape with paints and markers, glue magnet strips to the back, and display!

Super Scrapbooks
Create a scrapbook by stapling sheets of colored construction paper together. Trace shapes onto the cover, and decorate with stickers and accents to highlight mementos. Stencils can also be used to cut photos into fun shapes.

Nifty Needlework
Trace stencil shapes onto a piece of needlepoint mesh. Fill in the shapes using a needle and brightly-colored yarn. Builds hand-eye coordination.

Cool Clothes
Add flair to fabric with fun shapes! Use fabric paint to trace shapes onto bandanas, bags, and T-shirts. Great for parties and after-school programs.

Party Presents
Create fun party favors! Fill tissue paper with candy and tie off with ribbon. Insert a curled pipe cleaner into the bag and tape a traced shape to the top.

Playful Pins
Outline stencil shapes on colorful paper, cut out, and decorate with Sparkle Stickers®. Glue a safety pin on the back for a fun project that makes a great gift!

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