Create a Graduation Tag to add a special touch to a diploma or other graduation recognition.
Unique Graduation tags can be used to celebrate student achievement from preschool promotion to high school graduation. The Graduate Cap die-cut, after shrinking, can be used as a gift box tie-on, for graduation parties, to embellish a graduation card or as a key chain tag for the graduate.
Add a tiny Graduate Cap to make each student's achievement even more special.
Supplies Used: Black Shrink Film, Oven, Ribbon, Scissors, Toaster Oven
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut a LG Graduate Cap from Black Shrink Plastic for each graduating student (Figure A).
- Preheat oven or toaster oven (do not use a microwave) to 350 degrees. Lay die-cut Graduate Caps on a cookie sheet and put in oven (leave door ajar to watch Plastic). Plastic will shrink in 1 to 2 minutes (usually it will curl up and then flatten out again). Do not leave it in the oven too long.
- Remove the Graduate Caps from oven and let cool.
- Cut a 10" length of ribbon for each Cap. Tie the ribbon around a diploma (Figure B). Use the completed Graduate Cap as a gift box tie-on, for graduation parties, to embellish a graduation card or as a key chain tag for the graduate (see Main Photo).
- Figure A
- Figure B
Fine Arts: Visual Arts
K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
K-4 Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
- Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.