Beach Ball Invitation

Lesson #12155

Use the beach ball shape to create a clever beach-themed field trip invitation.

Grade Level:

Students will enjoy crafting a unique invitation and announcement for a field trip.

Students can take their beach ball invitation home to solicit parent volunteers or to get approval sheets signed for their beach day (tide pools) field trip.

A11173-Sizzix Bigz Die - Ball, Beach
Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Scissors, Tape
Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Scissors, Tape

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Fold a sheet of cardstock or construction paper in half, making sure the paper is twice as long as the beach ball shape.
  2. Slide the folded edge to just inside the cutting blade of the ball, and die-cut. Die-cut two balls using assorted colors of paper. Leave one ball whole.
  3. Cut along the perforations of the other ball. Adhere the cut sections to the whole ball on every other section (Main Photo).
  4. Tape a piece of contrasting paper to the hole on the back of the decorated ball.
  5. Adhere the decorated ball to the front of the folded ball to create the front cover.
  6. Attach a piece of white paper to the inside back of the invitation.
  7. Trim around the outside of the ball.
  8. Students can print or handwrite any information on the inside of the invitation.
  9. Your students should have a ball making the invitations.

Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
Achievement Standard:

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
Achievement Standard:

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning


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