Friday, February 24, 2017

Make a How-To Poem and a New Craft Too



Tree Eraser Stamps
Photo by Amy LV



Students - The older I get, the more I realize what makes me happiest.  I am happiest when I am making something new.  And this craft, described step-by-step in today's poem, is a neat one that you might like to try. It's easy and so rewarding to make stamps from erasers. You can use your stamps to make your own cards or even wrapping paper.

Here's a picture of my stamp-making supplies.  You don't need much to make your own stamp.

Stamp Making Supplies
Photo by Amy LV

Today's poem is a poem that teaches how to do something.  It's a procedural, or how-to poem.  If you wish to write  a poem like this one, you might think about something that makes you happiest, or something you would like to teach someone else to do.  Then, line-by-line...show your reader how to do this new thing.

Christina is the winner of last week's giveaway for five copies (thank you, Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell!) of HERE WE GO.  Christina, please send me an e-mail to amy@amylv.com with your snail mail address, and I will share it with Janet.

Karen is hosting this week's Poetry Friday roundup over at Karen Edmisten.  Please stop by and visit. We share poems each week, and everyone is invited.

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12 comments:

Jane @ Raincity Librarian said...

What a neat craft! I'm always looking for inexpensive (hello, limited budget!) but still exciting projects to do with students, and this looks like a great way to breathe new life into forgotten erasers!

BJ Lee said...

Hi Amy! Love your combination of poem and craft and your leap year poem too!

JoAnn Early Macken said...

What fun! Thanks for the inspiring idea!

Violet Nesdoly said...

What fun Amy and pretty too! You are indeed multi-talented.

Mitchell Linda said...

Wow is right! That's so cool. Amy, I have a question about a recipe poem.....any tips on how to write one? I have one....but it's just not right yet. I'd love to see what you do with a recipe.

Tara Smith said...

Your many talents never cease to amaze me, Amy - that stamp is lovely, as is the poem.

Linda A. said...

Simply beautiful!

Margaret Simon said...

I'm afraid my carving skills would not be so refined, but I love your tree stamps and the how-to poem.

Linda B said...

I have a box of stamps that we get out to do art once in a while, and now I think we'll try this, Amy. It'll be fun!

Irene Latham said...

I've never made a stamp before, but I totally want to. :) Yay for crafts and all the things that make you happiest, Amy! Thank you for sharing them with all of us. xo

Doraine Bennett said...

So clever.

Karen Edmisten said...

Oh, Amy, I love this. Love both the poem and the craft. My daughter (the one who wrote about Little Women -- and thanks for your kind comments about her!) would love to create a stamp this way. Always such goodness of all kinds here at your blog.