The week before Christmas most the students had an extreme case of the wiggles. I set up a one day lesson with my third graders making snow globe necklaces out of Shrinky Dink.
It worked like a charm; it caught everyone’s interest, the students quickly quieted down as they concentrated on creating a design and then transferred the design onto the Shrinky Dink. (I reviewed Landscapes with the students and they brain stormed winter and holiday ideas.)
It was coloring with colored pencils from there, with highlights of silver or gold markers. All the students quietly cheered as their snow globes shrunk in the toaster oven. I had black cording precut and that sped up assembling the necklace.